#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 […]

Leader’s Digest with Sharif El-Mekki

by The Principal Project Team  |  2.18.20

Issue #1: Black History Month, ed equity and more Sign up here to get #PrincipalProject newsletters like this in your inbox! Sharif El-Mekki is a former middle school principal in Philadelphia. He now serves as director of the Center for Black Educator Development. If you can’t see something, it’s harder to see it as a […]

Our School Has a 50% Chronic Absentee Issue – And Here’s What We’re Doing About It

by Alexis Knox-Miller  |  8.29.19

I’m an assistant principal at a middle school. I work with students who have so much heart and character. They are so unafraid to speak truth and I really admire that. I also get the honor to work alongside some of the best teachers I know. They get up and teach our students daily because […]

Partnering with Families to Build a Culture that Welcomes All Kids

by Xavier Reed  |  8.16.19

When I think about attendance, I really think about whether students feel welcome and if they have a sense of comfort in the building. If they do, they’re going to want to be at school.  I’m an associate principal at a suburban middle school, with about a 50% free or reduced lunch population. When we […]

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