Browse this page to explore the five top priorities and six long-term strategies for improving principal quality in MNPS. Each strategy overview provides context on how the recommendation supports principal quality and detailed action steps on how to initiate action. Use these resources as a reference to establish, adapt, and sustain principal quality work in MNPS.
The priorities outlined below lay the foundation for implementing the long-term strategies. The strategies are designed to have a low-impact on staff capacity as many of them were jumpstarted collaboratively throughout Principal Quality Project workshops or support leadership initiatives that are already underway.
Communicate the Leadership FrameworkThe Leadership Framework is at the center of the principal quality work. The framework serves as an anchor to ground all decisions in principal hiring, placement, development, and evaluation. Click here to learn the steps on how to share the newly adopted framework with leaders across the district.
Align Professional Learning to the FrameworkBuilding the district’s professional learning around the Leadership Framework provides continuity of skill expectations and signals that leadership exists and is valued at all levels in the organization. Click here to learn best practices on how to align the framework to professional learning.
Develop ED's and Principals' Skills Using the Leadership FrameworkUsing the leadership framework to develop Principal and Executive Directors’ skills is essential in building the capacity of those who will live with and execute the framework daily. Click here to learn how we recommend approaching this process.
Explore the links below to learn more about long-term strategies that require significant time, resources, and commitment, but are essential for building a sustainable and highly effective principal pipeline.