Publications - Leading for Effective Teaching

From Procedures to Partnership - Redesigning Principal Supervision To Help Principals Lead for High-quality Teaching and Learning

Principal supervisors can be a key driver for school improvement when they emphasize principal growth and learning. But transforming the role of principal supervisors to help them grow principals' instructional leadership skills is a challenging task.

Read the white paper and see how different school systems have redesigned principal supervisor positions and what they have learned along the way.

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Leading for Effective Teaching - How School Systems Can Support Principal Success

This report, written by Craig Jerald of Break the Curve Consulting, describes how the principalship is changing in school districts and CMOs that have adopted sophisticated new teacher development and evaluation systems. The report also highlights emerging strategies used in partnership sites and several other systems for better supporting principals as instructional leaders and human capital managers. The report focuses on three broad action areas that show considerable promise for helping principals meet new expectations: (1) clarifying the principal’s role as an instructional leader by specifying the high-impact practices for which principals will be accountable; (2) developing principals’ instructional leadership practices through job-embedded supports that build expertise; and (3) enabling principals to succeed as instructional leaders by providing sufficient time and strategic supports to perform the job well. By highlighting experiences across a group of school systems, the report can inform similar conversations about school leadership taking place in local communities and states around the country.