Just a few years ago, school principals were expected to focus primarily on management and administration. Today, that focus has shifted.
SREB's Learning-Centered Leadership Program works with district, state and university partners to prepare aspiring principals and school leadership teams to aggressively lead improvement in curriculum, instruction and student achievement.
The four-pronged program:
conducts research on the preparation and development of school principals and prepares benchmark reports to track the progress of SREB states in achieving the Challenge to Lead goal: "Every school has leadership that results in improved student performance — and leadership begins with an effective school principal."
develops training modules and prepares trainers to deliver modules through university programs, state leadership academies and other professional development initiatives.
provides ongoing state guidance and technical assistance in leadership redesign and keeps policy-makers aware of key issues for change through annual forums and publications.
helps states develop policies and plans for providing high-quality training and assistance to leadership teams in low-performing schools.
SREB Senior Vice President Gene Bottoms
explains the SREB Learning-Centered Leadership Program