Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Wallace Foundation Invests $30 Million to Strengthen Supervisors Of School Principals
The Wallace Foundation is investing $30 million in a significant five-year effort to help 14 urban school districts improve the effectiveness of their principal supervisors so they can better work with principals to raise the quality of teaching and learning in schools.
“This overlooked supervisor position has emerged as central to improving principals’ performance,” said Wallace President Will Miller. “To strengthen this critical role, this new initiative will require districts to rethink how their central offices are organized to provide better support to principals in schools.”
“In many large school districts, principal supervisors oversee too many principals – 24 on average – and focus too much on bureaucratic compliance,” added Jody Spiro, Wallace’s director of education leadership. “This new initiative aims to help districts move principal supervisors’ focus to one of support, freeing them to better coach and develop principals to help them improve instruction.”....