Leading Lessons: Shared Vision, Shared Success
Great schools do more than promote academic achievement. They are places where communities of learners grow and flourish. Effective principals—and their support system of faculty and staff—play an essential role in helping students succeed.
As leaders of learning communities, principals often spend hours working to improve their schools. Collectively, principals across the country and around the world are shaping how schools prepare students to thrive academically, personally, and, later in life, professionally.
NAESP’s new Leading Learning Communities: Pillars, Practices, and Priorities for Effective Principals publication has been designed to help principals structure their practice to focus on aspects of school leadership that will have long-lasting impact on student success. Pulled from that publication, the contents of this Leading Lessons guide serve as a starting point for principals to work with their faculty and staff as they increase educational equity, foster diversity, close achievement gaps, and care for the well-being of students.