Effective principals can significantly accelerate student learning. Recent research demonstrates how: primarily, through strong instructional leadership skills and the ability to coach and improve the capacity of others. But who helps principals to improve? NIET hosted a panel discussion to examine how principal supervisors can strengthen principals’ abilities to:
- Provide high-impact instructional support to teachers.
- Develop the leadership capacity of others, including teacher leaders, to create a collaborative learning environment and an equitable education for all students.
Using findings from NIET's new report "The Untapped Potential of the Principal Supervisor: How Support for School Leaders Should Change," the discussion highlights strategies principal supervisors can use to maximize their effectiveness, and in turn, maximize the effectiveness of principals. There are a number of resources complementing this discussion posted on NIET's website.
- NIET CEO Dr. Candice McQueen and Educational Leadership Magazine Editor Anthony Rebora, Moderators
- Jim Andrus, Superintendent, Slaton ISD, Texas
- Dr. Jason Grissom, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, Vanderbilt University
- Hayward Jean, Director of Student Services, Orangeburg County School District, South Carolina
- Star Hardimon, Principal, Douglas MacArthur Elementary School, Perry Township Schools, Indiana
- Malekah Salim-Morgan, Deputy Assistant Superintendent of School Improvement, Louisiana Department of Education