Half of new principals leave their positions within three years. They report feeling “lost,” “overwhelmed,” and “shell-shocked,” and often do not get the support they need. Their departures can create a ripple effect for their schools: Teachers turn-over, student learning falters, and district budgets are taxed with the cost of finding a replacement.
High-quality, intentional induction for first-time principals can help. In our new, free research brief, Giving New Principals a Strong Start: What Works in Principal Induction, learn about seven key moves district leaders can take to create effective principal induction programs. Then consider how our New Principal Institute, detailed below, can support your efforts to on-board your novice school leaders.
Click here to access the brief.