Leading Lessons: Growing the Capacity of Assistant Principals

Topics: Assistant Principals, Principal Leadership, School Management, Teacher Effectiveness

A principal “pipeline” is a powerful tool in fostering leadership capabilities among current staff. But the principal pipeline can not only help identify new candidates for leadership roles, it can also instill emerging school leaders with the confidence and expertise needed to improve student achievement and school performance.

As “Principal Pipelines: A Feasible, Affordable, and Effective Way for Districts to Improve Schools,” a report commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, shows, schools that are able to implement comprehensive initiatives to grow and develop leadership capacity among assistant principals can outperform their peers in a cost-effective manner.

In this issue of Leading Lessons, you’ll find out how to share leadership among teams to solve problems, how to exercise and encourage autonomy within a framework for improvement, and how to mine data for insights into student and school progress. At the same time, you’ll learn how to advance your personal and professional development while producing a powerful impact on your school.

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