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The NAESP Wallace webinar series are based on a set of five videos, School Leadership in Action: Principal Practices, produced by the Wallace Foundation. The videos feature exemplary principals in varied school settings nationwide, who bring to life and reinforce the five key practices of effective principals. Hosted by NAESP, the webinars feature educational leaders who share their stories and discuss the efficacy of the identified practices.

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The Wallace Foundation Perspective:  The School Principal as Leader -- Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning


Description:  Join Carol Riley and a panel of practicing principals as they explore creating a climate hospitable to education in order that safety, a cooperative spirit, and other foundations of fruitful interaction prevail as noted in the Wallace Foundation report:  "The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning."

Taking Wallace Research to Practice:  Creating a Climate Hospitable to Education

 

Presenters: 

Carol Riley, NAESP's Director, National Mentor Training and Certification Program
Peter Carpenter, Principal, Howard County Schools, MD
Susan Holiday, Principal, Prince Georges County, MD
Kirk  Downing, Principal, Brown Elementary School, MA

   
   
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Description:  Are you ready to move your school to extraordinary? Join Carol Riley and a panel of practicing principals as they explore successful practices associated with shaping a strong vision of academic success for all students, one based on high standards. Participants will share how they have exercised key practices described in the Wallace Foundation report entitled: The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning. Learn how create strong leadership teams and a school climate that is conducive to improved student learning.

Taking Wallace Research to Practice:  Shaping a Vision of Academic Success for All Students

 

Presenters: 

Carol Riley, NAESP's Director, National Mentor Training and Certification Program
Julie Hasson, Principal, Hillsborough County Schools, FL
Denis Parcells, Principal, Glendale School District, AZ
James Richardson, Principal, Buck Lodge Middle School, MD

   
   
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Description:  Are you ready to move your school to extraordinary? Join Carol Riley and a panel of principals as they explore five evidence-based leadership practices for effective leadership. Participants will share how they have exercised practices described in a recent report from The Wallace Foundation, The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning. Hear from exemplary principals on how they have used the five guiding areas to improve school conditions for teaching and learning and honed their own instructional leadership skills.

Moving Ordinary Schools to Extraordinary -- Five Essential Skills for Every Effective Principal

 

Presenters: 

Carol Riley, NAESP's Director, National Mentor Training and Certification Program
Lita Kelly, Specialist, Oxon Hill Staff Development Center
Monique Sloan, Principal, Calverton Elementary School
Dwayne Young, Principal, Centreville Elementary School

   
   
 

Description:  Just as we have come to learn that our teachers benefit from continuous collaboration and team work, principals have also experienced the benefit of empowering others.  In this webinar, our goal is to share how principals have identified and cultivated the talents of leaders in their buildings such as assistant principals and teacher leaders.

Cultivating Leadership in Others

 

Presenters: 

Deborah Tyler, Director of Principal Leadership Development, Professional Learning and Outreach, NAESP
Dr. William Blake, Principal, Stephen Decatur Middle School, Clinton, Maryland

 

                                
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Description:  Based on The Wallace Foundation 5 Key Practices, panelists will discuss what values, beliefs, and personal dimensions they bring to their role as building administrators to meet the specific needs of their school.  The behaviors that make a principal successful as they drive student learning, such as resilience, self-confidence, self-analysis, flexibility, situational awareness, relational awareness, positivity, and mindfulness will be explored to drive student learning.

From the Principal's Office:  How Leaders Drive Student Learning

 

Presenter: 

Sonja Brookins Santelises, Vice President of K-12 Policy and Practice, Education Trust

 

                                  
 
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Description:  We all acknowledge the importance of having a shared vision. It is equally or more important that all stakeholders understand and embrace this vision. In this webinar, our goal is to have a principal or principals share how they have taken the vision of the school to enlist all stakeholders in the investment of student success for all based on rigor and relevance. Principals will share the work and strategies they have deployed to ensure collective outcomes.

Shaping a Vision of Academic Success for All Students

 

Presenter: 

Cheryl Franklin, Principal, Robert R. Gray Elementary School, Capitol Heights, MD and Gina O'Hare, Principal, Palisades Park Elementary School, Charlotte, NC

 

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Description:  Various education and business thought leaders have been clear in expounding the importance of culture as a paramount factor in determining the success of an organization. It is only through this strong foundation that collective goals and aspirations are achievable. In this webinar, our goal is to have a principal or principals share how they have cultivated the culture in their schools to allow for greater teacher and student efficacy.

Creating a Climate Hospitable to Education

 

Presenter: 

Camille Wallin, Principal, Muscota New School, NYC, NY

Lisa Marie Johnson, Principal, Lawrenceville Elementary School, Atlanta, GA
 

                                  
 
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Description:  Join Carol Riley and a panel of practicing principals as they explore managing people, data, and processes to foster school improvement as noted in the Wallace Foundation report: "The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning."

Taking Wallace Research to Practice:  Managing People, Data, and Processes to Foster School Improvement

 

Presenters: 

Carol Riley, NAESP's Director, National Mentor Training and Certification Program
Susan Lawyer Willis, CEO, TransformED Leadership, Roanoke, VA
Patricia Drobny, Soos Creek Elementary School, Kent, WA
 

   
     
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Description:  Join Carol Riley and a panel of practicing principals as they explore improving instruction to enable teachers to teach at their best and students to learn to their utmost as noted in the Wallace Foundation report: "The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning."

Taking Wallace Research to Practice:  Improving Instruction

 

Presenters: 

Carol Riley, NAESP's Director, National Mentor Training and Certification Program
Rachel E. Foglesong, Principal, North Chesterfield, VA
Rose Castello, Principal, Sunrise Drive Elementary School, NY
 

   
     
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Description:

This series of webinars will highlight the Wallace Foundation’s five Keys Practices found in the publication, The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning. This report summarizes a decade of foundational research and work on school leadership and identifies effective principal practices. It concludes with five key actions that effective principals carry out particularly well including shaping a vision of academic success for all students and cultivating leadership in others. The tipping point is to bring together these five elements in a strategic way within the context of each principal’s unique school and community setting.

Each webinar will share tips and practices from our experts who will share their perspectives in working in various demographic environments to bring these five key principal practices alive! As each presenter shares how they have implemented exemplary leadership practices, participants will see how the five key practices cannot be viewed as isolated skills or standards.

The Wallace Foundation Perspective:  The School Principal as Leader -- Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning

PART 1 of 3 PART SERIES: Key Practices in Action

 

Presenters: 

Kimberly Washington, Principal, Hyattsville MS, Prince George’s County Public Schools, MD
Susan Holiday, Principal, Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School, Prince George’s County Public Schools, MD

   
       
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The Wallace Foundation Perspective:  The School Principal as Leader -- Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning

PART 2 of 3 PART SERIES: Purposeful Practices for Enacting the Five Keys

 

Presenters: 

Missy Lennard, Principal, Stowers Elementary School, Hillsborough County, FL
Julie Hasson, Ed.D., Principal, Symmes Elementary, Hillsborough County, FL
 

   
       
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The Wallace Foundation Perspective:  The School Principal as Leader -- Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning

PART 3 of 3 PART SERIES: Taking Wallace Research to Practice

 

Presenters: 

Carol Riley, NAESP's Director, National Mentor Training and Certification Program
Theresa West, Retired Principal, McNair Elementary School, Herndon, VA
 

   
       
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