#PrincipalOfficeHours: A Conversation About Anti-Racist School Leadership

by The Principal Project Team  |  8.12.20

Your fellow school leaders came together during our recent #PrincipalOfficeHours Twitter chat to discuss building inclusive and representative spaces in school communities by reexamining policies, curriculum, student data and leadership strategies. We’ve collected a handful of responses to each question, and we hope you’ll find some inspiration, a new approach to a problem, a resource […]

Perspectives on Instructional Leadership

by The Principal Project Team  |  8.6.20

SHARIF EL-MEKKI: I recently facilitated a Zoom conversion with a handful of school leaders in the #PrincipalProject community. We work in a range of contexts, leading middle schools and high schools in rural and urban communities – and everywhere in between. While the needs of our particular students and communities are different, we are all […]

Your First Year as a School Leader: Advice from Fellow Principals and APs

by The Principal Project Team  |  7.30.20

When you look back at your first year as a school leader, what do you wish you had known – and what did you love learning? Your fellow lead learners shared advice, insights and inspiration for new principals and APs who will soon be starting their big first year in school leadership! From encouraging teacher […]

Leader’s Digest with Associate Principal Xavier Reed

by The Principal Project Team  |  6.26.20

Issue #4: Resources for anti-racist leadership Sign up here to get #PrincipalProject newsletters like this in your inbox! Xavier Reed is a middle school associate principal in Mounds View, Minnesota. As school leaders, we love being with our kids and with our staff – so I know finishing our school year apart from each other […]

Leader’s Digest with Principal Kristen Kuhlmann

by The Principal Project Team  |  5.18.20

Issue #3: A principal’s guide for celebrating the end of this unusual year Sign up here to get #PrincipalProject newsletters like this in your inbox! Kristen Kuhlmann is a high school principal in Andover, Kansas. I want to bring up something that I think has been on all our minds lately: finding a way to […]

#ClosedNotClosed: Principal Kristen Kuhlmann Creates a Socially Distant Graduation Ceremony

by Kristen Kuhlmann  |  5.15.20

Kristen Kuhlmann is a high school principal in Andover, Kansas. You can follow her on Twitter at @AHSPrincipal385. As the end of this complicated year approaches, I know how much our school community would love to hold a traditional commencement ceremony for our seniors. This is a tough call for every principal, and I considered […]

Changemakers: How Principal Erik Naglee is Using Twitter and Video to Celebrate Senior Students During COVID-19 Closures

by Erik Naglee  |  5.12.20

Erik Naglee is a high school principal in Greensboro, North Carolina. You can follow him on Twitter at @nagleee. This is an anxious time for students and families. I know I’m not the only principal who’s been up at night thinking about how I can support our kids – not only by working to meet […]

5 Ways to Maintain Positive Connections with Teachers

by Lisa Meade  |  5.6.20

Lisa Meade is a high school principal in upstate New York. You can follow her on Twitter @LisaMeade23.  This Teacher Appreciation Week, I’m feeling especially grateful for all the ways teachers are going above and beyond, especially in the building I am fortunate to be a part of – Granville Jr./Sr. High School, located in […]

#PrincipalHacks: 7 Tips for Virtual Meetings, from Your Fellow School Leaders

by The Principal Project Team  |  4.23.20

The challenges presented by COVID-19 are changing what it means to connect with your school community. Already, your fellow lead learners are doing what leaders do: finding a way.  From offering emotional support at a distance to making sure everyone feels comfortable with new technology, you’re figuring out ways to provide support for kids and […]

Leader’s Digest with Principal Jessica Cabeen

by The Principal Project Team  |  4.11.20

Issue #2: Connection and self-care during COVID-19 Sign up here to get #PrincipalProject newsletters like this in your inbox! Jessica Cabeen is a middle school principal in Austin, Minnesota, the author of Lead with Grace and the co-author of Balance Like a Pirate. School leaders, I want to ask something I know you’re asking everyone […]

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