Leveraging Principals to Retain Quality Teaching and Boost Student Learning

October 3, 2018, 12 – 1:30 pm EDT
902 Hart Senate Office Building

120 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, D.C.

The role of the principal has significantly expanded in recent decades. Gone are the days when a principal’s sole managerial responsibilities were largely administrative, which today is just a sliver of a principal’s day-to-day responsibilities. To lead a school effectively, principals must also fulfill the role of instructional leader and create the learning conditions that support teaching and learning. Principals are in classrooms, observing and evaluating instruction, and connecting teachers with the appropriate professional learning opportunities. What federal support do principals need to carry out these important functions? Join us on Wednesday, October 3 as we explore these questions and analyze the problems principals are tackling every day, including teacher shortages and creating a safe and healthy school climate. Lunch will be served!

Opening Presenter: Tiara Booker-Dwyer, executive director, Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement, Maryland Department of Education

Moderator: Scott Palmer, managing partner and co-founder of EdCounsel

NASSP Panelist: Christine Handy, principal of Gaithersburg High School, Gaithersburg, MD

NAESP Panelist: Eric Cardwell, principal of Besser Elementary School, Alpena, MI

AFSA Panelist: Laura Mastrogiovanni, principal of M.S. 137, America’s School of Heroes, Ozone Park, NY