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Download the May Whole Child Podcast to learn more about building the capacity of principals to lead effective and systemic school reform. Our guests discuss what kind of principal development leads to results for students, the current landscape of principal leadership, and future directions of leadership development. You'll hear from
- Ann Cunningham-Morris, director of professional development at ASCD, about the framework ASCD is using to develop principals to lead a whole child school;
- Thomas Hatch, associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, and codirector of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching, about the research on principal leadership development; and
- Patricia Reynolds, the talented principal of Intermediate School 73—The Frank Sansivieri Intermediate School in Maspeth, N.Y., about her development as a principal leader.
What skills and abilities are critical to effective principal leadership? What are the most effective strategies for developing and supporting successful principals? Share your thoughts, ideas, and questions in the comments.