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Upcoming Webinar Series Highlights Principal Preparation

Webinar words on laptopResearch has shown high-quality principals play a key role in the effectiveness of public schools and are second only to teachers in their impact on student achievement. The development of a principal’s leadership skills and disposition is critical to their effectiveness as a school leader. Educational leadership programs across the country are working to improve their programs and prepare principals for the challenges school leaders face today. AACTE invites you participate in an upcoming webinar series, developed in partnership with the Wallace Foundation and focused on research that highlights the role of building the principal pipeline, university and district partnerships, educational leadership tracking systems, and standards for ensuring high-quality preparation programs. Each webinar will be followed by a corresponding Twitter chat for a chance to ask more in-depth questions of the presenters and keep the conversation going.

The first webinar in the series will kick off in October to coincide with National Principals Month. It will focus on the challenges and successes of principal recruitment and retention. Recruiting and retaining highly effective principals is an ever-growing challenge. Districts search intently to find individuals and provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to lead successful schools and provide a superior education for students. Join this enlightening webinar and hear thoughts presented from a variety of perspectives from elementary, middle, and secondary principals as well as higher education—sharing practical principal insight, application, and the latest research regarding the challenges and successes in recruiting and retaining quality principals.

We hope you will join us for this webinar series:

  • October 1: The Challenges and Successes of Principal Recruitment and Retention
  • October 21: Successful University and District Partnerships for Preparing Principals
  • November 6: From Teacher to Principal: Educational Leadership Tracking System
  • December 18: What Should High-Quality Principal Preparation Programs Look Like?

For more information on the Wallace Foundation’s work with School Leadership and copies of the reports featured in the webinar series, visit the school leader section of the knowledge center on their website.


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Caitlin Wilson

Director, Program Improvement and Practice, AACTE

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