Educational Leadership Initiative

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 On-demand webinar 2       

AASA and The Wallace Foundation have partnered to work on the Educational Leadership Initiative to develop, test and share useful approaches for training of education leaders.  The initiative supports the Foundation's efforts to:

  • Improve the quality of educational leadership via the Principal Pipeline and Leadership Succession  initiatives;
  • Expand learning time during the summer and the regular school day or year; and to
  • Provide access to and equitable distribution of quality arts learning and after school programs.

As a result of this partnership, AASA  has developed a series of  webinars, podcasts and Thought Leader sessions focused on education leadership, summer learning, and arts learning. We are pleased to offer them to you on-demand for your continuing professional development, along with other related resources developed by the Wallace Foundation.     


Join AASA, The School Superintendents Association and Learning Forward for another FREE Webinar:

Round 2: How Can Supervisors Shape Effective Principals?    Register

Now more than ever, today's school principals need support for their development and growth, as society places higher expectations on them to be instructional leaders who improve student learning and achievement. A new first-ever set of standards, developed by a committee of 12 educators led by the Council of Chief State School Officers whose work was supported by The Wallace Foundation, is intended to assist state education agencies and local school districts to help recruit, select, support and evaluate supervisors of principals. The standards emphasize shifting the supervisor's role away from the traditional focus on bureaucratic compliance toward fostering the growth of effective principals who improve both teaching and learning.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the standards cited in the Model Principal Supervisor Professional Standards 2015 and ways in which they could adopt and internalize these new standards within their districts.
  • Hear how Cleveland Metropolitan School District in Ohio is applying Standards 3 and 4 to improve the effectiveness of its school leaders.
  • Learn about Learning Forward resources to SUPPORT PRINCIPAL SUPERVISORS in meeting the needs of their principals.


  • Frederick Brown, Deputy Executive Director, Learning Forward
  • Mary Canole, School Leadership Consultant, CCSSO
  • Michelle N. Pierre-Farid, Chief Academic Officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District (OH) 
  • MODERATOR: MaryAnn Jobe, Director, Education and Leadership Development, AASA