As a school leader, I know that if my team and I can promote academic success for our students, we can set them up to achieve so much in high school and beyond. If I want to encourage students to excel, I have to equip teachers to excel – and that means working deliberately to […]
My counseling department is so strong because I give them what they need – and get out of their way.
As a first-generation college graduate, I make college readiness a priority for my students and families.
5 ways to build a school culture around future-readiness.
Leading anti-racist instruction means shining a light on unconscious bias with our teams
As you build your master schedule, take a tip or two from your fellow leaders.
This is part of a series on recruiting and retaining teachers of color, presented in collaboration with leader Sharif El-Mekki. The first post, on focusing on the prerequisites for recruitment, can be found here. The second post, on six steps for more inclusive hiring, can be found here. When I first became a principal, I […]
This is part of a series on recruiting and retaining teachers of color, presented in collaboration with leader Sharif El-Mekki. The first post, on focusing on the prerequisites for recruitment, can be found here. By now, most school leaders are familiar with the research that all students benefit when they learn from Black educators and […]
Teacher Appreciation Week is here! For leaders like you, showing appreciation doesn’t always have to involve elaborate gestures. It can be as simple as sharing heartfelt words or offering teachers the gift of time. Here are 7 ideas from leaders in the Principal Project community:
Today, I called a teacher to ask how she was doing. Halfway through the conversation, she stopped me and confessed, “I was dreading this phone call.” When I asked why, she said, “Because there are so many things I know I haven’t done yet, and I thought you were going to ask me for them.” […]