THE PRINCIPAL’S LEADERSHIP IN IMPROVING TEACHERS PERFORMANCE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The principal is the person who is responsible for improving the performance of teachers in schools. The purpose of this study was to determine the principal's leadership in improving teacher performance at SD Negeri 2 Lamcot, Aceh Besar District. Research conducted using a qualitative approach with data collection techniques including documentation, observation, and interviews. The research subjects were school principals and teachers. This research shows that: (1) The principal's leadership in improving the ability of teachers at SD Negeri 2 Lamcot Aceh Besar District has made written and verbal rules in accordance with the school's vision and mission by involving teachers, school targets and school principals formulating activities to improve the ability of teachers. These results enable teachers to teach better. As a result students can more easily understand lessons, feel comfortable while at school and achieve a better quality of education; (2) The factors that influence the leadership of school principals in improving teacher performance are their desire to improve school performance in order to have better performance at the Aceh and national levels. This desire is the main factor that influences it along with other general factors, such as: the personal condition of the school principal, school organization, and external environment.
Keywords: Leadership, Principal, and Teacher’s performance