Episode 1: Prioritizing Principals in Tennessee

How can a state systematically recruit topflight talent into the principal profession and then develop systems of supports to keep them? Tennessee has made a bet that doing this right is key to advancing quality teaching and boosting student outcomes. In this episode, we sit down with Paul Fleming, Assistant Commissioner of Teachers and Leaders at the Tennessee Department of Education. Paul discusses Tennessee’s efforts to develop and grow high-impact school leader programs that intentionally recruit, prepare, develop and support principals.