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Supporting the School Principal’s Changing Role

Supporting the School Principal’s Changing Role

Jul
11
Wednesday
 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
New America
740 15th St NW #900, Washington, DC (map)

Many people think of the school principal as a building leader, in charge of schedules, budgets, community and family relationships, student safety, and a slew of other management tasks. But recent shifts in education—more rigorous academic standards, a focus on improving individual teachers’ practice, and a growing population of students who need additional supports—are changing this. We increasingly expect principals to also excel as “instructional leaders” who actively guide curriculum and instruction and provide feedback and coaching to teachers.
The most recent reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act, explicitly identifies new ways states and districts can leverage federal funds to support strong school principals. But what does it take for a principal to be successful, not only as a building leader, but as an instructional leader? 
Join New America’s Education Policy Program to debate this question and explore unique approaches states and districts are using to support school principals as instructional leaders. 
A light breakfast will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

Agenda: 


Opening Remarks: 

Elena Silva 
Director, PreK-12, Education Policy Program, New America 

Key Takeaways From Recent Research on State and District Efforts to Motivate and to Support Principals as Instructional Leaders: 

Roxanne Garza 
Policy Analyst, PreK-12 Educator Quality, Education Policy Program, New America 

Panel: State and Local Approaches to Build Principals' Instructional Leadership Capacity:

Dr. Martha Bruckner 
Executive Director, Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium, University of Nebraska-Omaha 
Former Superintendent, Council Bluffs Community School District 
Michael J. Coty 
Principal Development and Evaluation Specialist, Division of School Support, Minnesota Department of Education 
Jessica McLoughlin 
Project Manager, Office of Educator and Systems Support, Texas Education Agency 
Scott Thompson 
Deputy Chief for Innovation and School Design, District of Columbia Public Schools 
Melissa Tooley 
Director, PreK-12 Educator Quality, Education Policy Program, New America

Speakers

Martha Bruckner

Martha Bruckner

Executive Director, Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium
University of Nebraska-Omaha
Michael J Coty

Michael J Coty

Principal Development and Evaluation Specialist, Division of School Support
Minnesota Department of Education
Jessica McLoughlin

Jessica McLoughlin

Project Manager, Office of Educator and Systems Support
Texas Education Agency
Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson

Deputy Chief for Innovation and School Design
District of Columbia Public Schools
Melissa Tooley

Melissa Tooley

Director, PreK-12 Educator Quality, Education Policy Program
New America

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