At last night’s Board meeting, an update was provided regarding the principal pipeline initiative. The plan was grounded on the strategic plan principle Committed, Diverse, and Effective Teachers, Administrators and Staff. During 2016-17, the district focused on strengthening and sustaining the principal pipeline which included the following: capacity needs to support long-term sustainability, revised communication and coordination process between Executive Directors, Human Resources and Superintendent, redesigned leadership development program, recruitment plan and new principal support tools.
The principal pipeline focuses on five approaches: competencies, succession planning, leadership development and preparation, principal screening and selection and induction. As a result of the five-prong approach, the district implemented a more rigorous and transparent principal screening and selection process, enhanced the leadership development program to better prepare candidates for leadership roles, revised the induction program and tools to support new school leaders.
The principal pipeline initiative is measured by increased student achievement and school effectiveness. As well as, vacancies filled with best fit candidates for each school, improved principal appraisal ratings that correlate with student outcomes, increased recruitment and strategic retention of effective school leaders, teachers and increased diversity of school leaders and candidate pool to mirror student population.
For a comprehensive review of the principal pipeline initiative, see the full presentation