Promote the Value of Principal Leadership
Every October marks National Principals Month, a widely recognized nationwide celebration that recognizes the essential role that principals play in making a school great. To learn more, browse some important facts about principals below.
Did you know…?
- According to the Wallace Foundation, leadership is second only to instruction in school-based factors that affect student achievement.
- In a decade of intensive research, the Wallace Foundation identified no documented case of school turnaround absent an effective leader.
- Support for ongoing principal professional development is essential. Unfortunately, only 4 percent of professional development dollars reach principals, meaning the average high school principal is not in place long enough to see their freshman class graduate.