A Partnership Approach to Creating Principal Pipelines for Schools

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The concern for a principal shortage at all levels of K-12 schooling has become a national issue (Mulhall, Flowers, & Mertens, 2004). The intent of this article is to highlight the possibilities surrounding principal pipeline partnerships to recruit\, prepare, and retain transformational leaders who have the knowledge and skills to be instructional leaders with the goal of increasing student achievement for middle grades students. A successful example of a principal preparation program is used to highlight the essential components necessary for successful partnerships and training of principal interns. Collaborative work with school districts, universities, or organizations is highly recommended for training successful school leaders because the lack of coordination between these entities might result in not reaching leadership standards generated by states for school principals (Sun, 2011). Recommendations for student achievement specifically in the middle grades have been linked to
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9 - 13
JournalNational Journal of Middle Grades Reform
StatePublished - Dec 2018


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