Foundations of Principal Supervision is a year-long blended learning program that builds the culturally responsive leadership skills of new and experienced district leaders who supervise and support principals. When you join this program, you join a community of 108 principal supervisors working across 36 districts in 21 states, who collectively reach close to 1,900 principals and more than 2.2 million students.
Now in its 6th year, Foundations of Principal Supervision allows participants to unpack the role and impact of the principal supervisor; build their capacity as instructional leaders to support culturally responsive practice; analyze data to support planning, decision making and feedback; and learn to leverage a coaching approach and communities of practice to build capacity of principals as culturally responsive instructional leaders. Participants will work in teams with others in similar positions from across the country, embodying a lively, fast-paced approach that encourages collaboration and creative solutions to the most daunting challenges. The program will help principal supervisors to adapt to the ever-evolving expectations of the role, strengthen their vision, develop the skills to build leadership capacity of principals, and plan for the year.
Specific outcomes of Foundations of Principal Supervision include:
- Reflecting on the history of racial inequity in American education and developing a personal “why” for the work as a principal supervisor in dismantling inequities faced by students.
- Knowing what culturally responsive and equitable practice looks like at the classroom, school, and district levels.
- Analyzing and interpreting data across a network of schools with specific attention to the diverse cultural and learning needs of students.
- Leveraging a coaching approach and communities of practice to grow a network of principals as culturally responsive instructional leaders and capacity builders of school staff.
- Developing a strategic support plan aligned to a culturally responsive theory of change that advances equity and drives continuous improvement for a network of schools.