We are hearing a lot of reports from parents stating that they have either a newly assigned interim principal, or a recently hired or transferred principal or back to back new principals every year or two at their child’s school. Without getting into a discussion about the qualities of your school’s principal or otherwise offering personal critiques of them (be respectful!) we would appreciate it if you could leave short statements highlighting the tenure of the principals at your schools and how it affects teaching and learning and other programs. We are doing this not only because one of our bloggers asked, but because we have believed for a very long time that in order to improve student learning, we need better, more experienced principal leaders who are left in place long enough (5 years?) to assimilate into the community and make a difference at their school.
Report away! Again – be very respectful. We will delete critical personal commentary. We just want the facts.