Developing Effective Principals

Topics: Principal Pipeline, The Wallace Foundation

What does it take to effectively lead a school? There are plenty of skills and strategies to look to, but critical to the success of any principal is effective preparation and development. Adam and Rachael talk to Marjorie Wechsler, a researcher at the Learning Policy Institute, to discuss their recent study, “Developing Effective Principals: What Kind of Learning Matters?” In this episode we cover:

  • What makes for high quality preparation and development programs
  • How to seek out development opportunities
  • The importance of applied learning
  • How to address standards

Dr. Marjorie Wechsler is the Principal Research Manager at the Learning Policy Institute, where she leads mixed-methods research studies related to teacher and leader quality and early childhood learning.


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