Principal Preparation

AACTE is committed to supporting its members in delivering high-quality school leader preparation programs. The following resources may be useful:

AACTE's Wallace Foundation Grant

Wallace Foundation logoExcellent school leadership is essential to school quality, educator satisfaction, and educator effectiveness. In late 2012, the Wallace Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports efforts nationwide to improve school leadership, awarded AACTE a grant to serve as one of its communications partners for its Principal Pipeline Initiative. In this role, AACTE engages in disseminating research and other resources about education leadership as well as the promising practices emerging from the initiative.

The Principal Pipeline Initiative has provided grants to six school districts—Prince Georges County (MD), Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC), Denver (CO), New York City, Hillsborough (FL), and Gwinnett County (GA)—to strengthen their local systems' ability to prepare, hire, and continually develop a strong corps of school leaders.

Throughout the course of the grant, AACTE will work with the Wallace Foundation in a variety of capacities to carry out the goal of improving school leadership preparation. For example, AACTE may host webinars or offer sessions at its Annual Meeting related to the work of the initiative.

Webinar screen shot View a recent webinar funded by this grant here: Assessing School Leader Preparation Program Quality.



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School Leadership Resources

Several organizations and associations provide resources for research, guidance, and tools that you can use to develop your school leadership course work and ensure programs are effective at meeting the needs of today's PK-12 learners.