This article discusses the changing role and new demands on principals. Districts nationwide are trying to figure out how to better support principals on the job and improve their effectiveness. It also describes the work in Oakland, where consultants are training superintendents and other district administrators at the top to do a better job of helping principals working in the trenches. The program gets superintendents to spend more time in classrooms and schools interacting with students and teachers, in the hope that training will trickle down to improve principals, teachers, and ultimately, students’ success.
The example highlighted in this article may be useful to district Leaders in other states looking for ways to provide continued support and training to principals.
Source Organization: The Hechinger Report