Education

School Leadership

Equipping school districts to find, support, and retain highly effective principals.

Principals account for 25% of a school’s total impact on student achievement. The Bush Institute education experts provide the framework for school districts to adopt to ensure quality principals are at the helm of their schools.

Each year, more than 20% of current principals retire, leave their schools, or leave the profession, requiring districts to find new principals –often without the right kind of pipelines or plans in place.

Today’s principal workforce is less experienced, more mobile, works more hours, and experiences more job stress. New principals often report that they are underprepared for the complexity of their jobs.

Well-trained, supported, and effective principals should:

  • Recruit and retain the best teachers
  • Enable the success of their students
  • Set a positive school culture

Experts

Read Anne Wicks's biography.
Anne Wicks

Ann Kimball Johnson Director, Education and Opportunity George W. Bush Institute

Read Eva Chiang, Ph.D.'s biography.
Eva Chiang, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Leadership and Programming George W. Bush Institute

Read Justine Taylor-Raymond's biography.
Justine Taylor-Raymond

Deputy Director, Education George W. Bush Institute

Read Alex Dowdy's biography.
Alex Dowdy

Program Manager, Education George W. Bush Institute

Read Jacob Allen's biography.
Jacob Allen

Evaluation Lead Cicero Group

Read Ann Clark's biography.
Ann Clark

District Advisor George W. Bush Institute

Read Matthew Clifford's biography.
Matthew Clifford

Advisor, Education George W. Bush Institute

Read Gina Ikemoto's biography.
Gina Ikemoto

Content Advisor George W. Bush Institute

Read Dallin McKinnon's biography.
Dallin McKinnon

Evaluation Support Cicero Group

Read Margaret Melville's biography.
Margaret Melville

Evaluation Support Cicero Group

Read Meredith Richards's biography.
Meredith Richards

Senior Advisor & SMU Faculty Affiliate Southern Methodist University

Read Steve Tozer's biography.
Steve Tozer

Fellow, Education Reform Initiative George W. Bush Institute

Read Bill Haslam's biography.
Bill Haslam

Sammons Enterprises Fellow George W. Bush Institute

Read Robert Balfanz's biography.
Robert Balfanz

Advisor, Education George W. Bush Institute

Read Matthew Clifford's biography.
Matthew Clifford

Advisor, Education George W. Bush Institute

Read Mark Dynarski's biography.
Mark Dynarski

Advisor, Education George W. Bush Institute

Read William McKenzie's biography.
William McKenzie

Senior Editorial Advisor George W. Bush Institute

Read Steve Tozer's biography.
Steve Tozer

Fellow, Education Reform Initiative George W. Bush Institute

Frameworks

District Guidebooks

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