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? Principal supervisors are increasingly being seen as an important resource in coaching principals – but often their role is not effectively leveraged to support school leaders and drive districtwide improvement.
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.
The panel features:
- 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