The role of the principal is rapidly changing. Gone is the idea of the principal as building manager. Today’s successful principal is a public relations professional, curriculum expert, data specialist, talent manager and — most importantly — an instructional leader.
School systems across the country are trying to adapt to this changed reality. But how do central office leaders think about these changes? What challenges and opportunities do they see? And are there key practices that create the right conditions for principals to succeed?
At the Center for Educational Leadership we are dedicated to eliminating the achievement gap that continues to divide our nation’s children along the lines of race, class, language and disability. Our faculty, staff and consultants come from research institutes, state education offices, school and district administration offices and K-12 and college classrooms.