#PrincipalProject Blog

5 Ways to Maintain Positive Connections with Teachers

Lisa Meade is a high school principal in upstate New York. You can follow her on Twitter @LisaMeade23.  This Teacher Appreciation Week, I’m feeling especially grateful for all the ways teachers are going above and beyond, especially in the building I am fortunate to be a part of – Granville Jr./Sr. High School, located in […]

Leader’s Digest with Principal Jessica Cabeen

Issue #2: Connection and self-care during COVID-19 Sign up here to get #PrincipalProject newsletters like this in your inbox! Jessica Cabeen is a middle school principal in Austin, Minnesota, the author of Lead with Grace and the co-author of Balance Like a Pirate. School leaders, I want to ask something I know you’re asking everyone […]

Leader’s Digest with Sharif El-Mekki

Issue #1: Black History Month, ed equity and more Sign up here to get #PrincipalProject newsletters like this in your inbox! Sharif El-Mekki is a former middle school principal in Philadelphia. He now serves as director of the Center for Black Educator Development. If you can’t see something, it’s harder to see it as a […]

Partnering with Families to Build a Culture that Welcomes All Kids

When I think about attendance, I really think about whether students feel welcome and if they have a sense of comfort in the building. If they do, they’re going to want to be at school.  I’m an associate principal at a suburban middle school, with about a 50% free or reduced lunch population. When we […]