Attract and Sustain a Highly-Effective Educator Workforce to Support Students
Research from the Wallace Foundation* shows that “it is difficult to envision a higher return on investment in K-12 education than the cultivation of high-quality school leadership.” Effective school leaders are critical for successful school environments. Strong building leaders positively impact student achievement, teacher retention, and school culture.
However, principal workload, increasingly unrealistic expectations, and job vulnerability are impacting current administrators’ willingness to stay and causing prospective administrators to choose other career paths.
Our state must unite to respond through a holistic and multi-faceted approach addressing current policies, legislation, and funding so that we can attract, prepare, and retain highly effective principals and assistant principals.
*Wallace Foundation Report