Leading In Tough Times

Times can be tough in schools and education. Budget shortfalls, escalating recruitment and retention challenges, state and federal mandates, growing accountability and assessment requirements…the list goes on and on.  How can principals meet all the demands they are facing?  What skills are essential when the going gets tough to ensure student needs are exceeded?  Ray McNulty, president of Successful Practices Network, led this informative webinar to teach how to successfully face the storms of controversy in uncertain times.


Raymond McNulty, PhD, dean for the School of Education, Southern New Hampshire University.  Dr. McNulty is a senior fellow to the International Center for Leadership in Education, having previously served as president. Ray also served as the chair of the National Dropout Prevention Network and was recently the chief learning officer for Penn Foster, a global leader in online education. Prior to joining the International Center, he was a senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he worked with leading educators on improving our nation’s high schools. Ray is a past president of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and author of It’s Not Us Against Them: Creating the Schools We Need, published in 2009.