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Principal Preparation Guidebook

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Gina Ikemoto
Content Advisor
George W. Bush Institute

Four key components of principal preparation that increase success once hired

Research has shown that districts who implement comprehensive strategies to improve principal leadership can have widespread positive effects on principals, schools, and teacher practice. What is more, these district strategies can constitute a feasible and cost-effective approach to improving student achievement.

This Principal Preparation Guidebook provides concrete guidance on “how” to effectively prepare a strong pool of candidates for principal positions by sharing lessons learned from districts that have invested heavily in PTM. Since the examples draw from districts with student enrollments of 20,000 to 200,000, the recommendations will be the most relevant for districts of similar sizes. For districts of smaller size, some recommendations will be more relevant at regional levels.