Building Instructional Leadership Capacity
We know we can make an impact every day.
The principalship is filled with great excitement and daily rewards. We know we can make an impact every day, from shaping student learning to interacting with stakeholders. Yet surveys and articles have recently put a spotlight on the decline in principal retention. Principals often report feeling isolated and lacking support, time, and work-life balance. The message being sent to teacher leaders is that the principalship is too complex—its goals are unattainable and the workload is never-ending.
“Reflection plays an important part in a principal’s success. Principals must be intentional about this. We must ask ourselves if initiatives, protocols, activities, and professional learning support the goals established for the school.”