: The ability of a principal in leading a school is highly influential in increasing the motivation of teachers. The implementation of character education is a strategy to improve the quality of education. The purpose of this study was to determine the efforts made by the principal in the implementation of character education in state Senior High School 1 of Julok. This study used a qualitative approach with descriptive method. The data were collected through interviews, observation and documentation. Subjects of this study were principal, vice principal, board of teachers and the committee at Senior High School 1 of Julok. The result showed that the principal has also prepared a program to implement character education. The implementation of character education improvement program requires each subject to make learning material according to the latest curriculum ang adjust textbooks of study field. The abstacles faced by the principal in implementing the character education were as follows: teachers still used the old teaching methods, tools and media, and the teacher did not dare to express desires and weaknesses in learning. On way performed by the principal of Senior High School 1 of Julok to overcome these obstacles is to call a meeting with the board of teachers, hat is monthly meeting, annual or emergency meeting if it is needed.