Principal supervisors targeted in $24M project

Initiative aims to determine how principal supervisors are best empowered

principal-supervisors-wallace-foundationA new $24 million initiative will help school districts better support principal supervisors as they enable school principals to support better teaching and learning.

The five-year project from The Wallace Foundation aims to fund increased training and support for principal supervisors in up to six large, urban districts serving low-income students.

Accompanying the project is a $2.5 million study to determine if, and how, additional support for supervisors creates more effective school leaders.…Read More

9 ways to support principal supervisors

Growing need for principal supervisors indicates schools will rely on strong leadership, training

principal-supervisorsThe results of a two-part study indicate that school districts will increasingly rely on principal supervisors to guide school principals through important transitions such as school reform efforts and Common Core implementation.

According to “Rethinking Leadership: The Changing Role of Principal Supervisors,” principal supervisors usually oversee a large number of school principals in addition to handling other administrative oversight responsibilities, and principal supervisors oversee 24 schools each, on average. The study was commissioned by the Wallace Foundation and released by the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS).

Those principal supervisors’ strengths should line up with the needs of the schools they supervise, the report’s authors write, but that doesn’t always happen–instead, most principal supervisors and schools are paired according to geographic locations so that school visits are more convenient.…Read More