Principals have a tough job. Every day, they face myriad pressures and responsibilities driven by the political, social, and economic landscape in public education. Often there is not enough time to focus on what should be their primary task: improving instruction.
Oregon's Chalkboard Project, in partnership with CEL, is leading the way towards better instructional leadership development in public education. The new "Leading for Learning" project will establish the state as a national leader in supporting principal (or instructional leader) effectiveness.
In this blog post for the Chalkboard Project, Sharon Williams shares some of her own experience as a principal, the foundations of CEL's work with central office leaders and superintendents and how it will help establish a culture in which every school leader is supported to improve teaching effectiveness for every student in every classroom across Oregon.
At the Center for Educational Leadership we partner with courageous leaders in classrooms, schools and the systems that support them to eliminate educational inequities by creating cultures of rigorous teaching, learning and leading. Our vision is transformed schools empowering all students regardless of background to create limitless futures for themselves, their families, their communities, and the world.