School leadership plays significant role in enhancing students achievement and making teaching-learning process more effective at school. School principal galvanizes the whole efforts and development of the school including educational environment, infrastructure, modern technology, finance, boosting teachers morale and root out chaos and confusion from school life. This study aims to compare the perceptions of school principals and teachers regarding leadership roles in district Dir Lower. A self constructed questionnaire consisted of 61 items was distributed among 50 school principals and 200 school teachers. The responses of principals were crossed checked through teachers responses. A significant difference was found between the perceptions of school principals and teachers regarding leadership roles. No significant difference was found between the perceptions of male and female principals regarding leadership roles. It was recommended that pre and in-service trainings, seminars and workshops could be worth mention strategies to enhance the leadership and managerial skills of the secondary school principals to act as motivator, negotiator, consultant, knowledge distributor, strategic planner, evaluator and sociable.
Key words: School Principal, Leadership Roles, Gender, leadership Skills