Around the country, district leaders are recognizing they have yet to figure out how to improve principal performance at scale. Despite investments in revised principal supervisor roles, districts are struggling to provide the requisite professional development and training for leaders taking on these roles. Successful principal supervision requires new ways of supporting principals in a partnership role, leading by teaching and learning in an atmosphere of mutual accountability.
AASA has partnered with the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership to bring CEL's Principal Supervisor Professional Development Program to all central office leaders who support principals' instructional leadership growth as their primary responsibility.
The program will meet three times in person in Alexandria, Virginia: August 7-8, 2019; November 14-15, 2019; and April 29-30, 2020. Learn more at AASA.
Understanding and creating the structures and routines necessary to improve the performance of principals as instructional leaders
Building and protecting calendars
Developing effective 1:1 work with principals
Developing effective principal professional learning communities
Using a teaching approach as the primary lever for improving principal performance
Communicating, clearly and continually, the work between the principal supervisor and principals
Assessing, gathering, and using evidence to support and monitor principal progress
Jointly developing a focus of work with each principal and utilizing learning and planning guides to focus their work together
Reflecting upon, setting goals for, and monitoring progress of their own development as effective principal supervisors