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Building Ranks™

Introducing Building Ranks™. This actionable framework and its product suite help you tailor your practice to achieve a dynamic community of care and learning. Building Ranks provides a common understanding of what school leaders must know and do to translate educational leadership standards into day-to-day practice.

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School of Thought Blog

Sometimes, It’s Personal

14 November 2019

Each year as a secondary principal brings about new challenges, experiences, and opportunities, and this year in particular is very personal for me. My eldest daughter is a senior, and as cliched as it sounds, time has flown by. Just yesterday, my little girl was a month old as I took my first teaching job. […]

Making SMARTer Professional Development Plans

12 November 2019

As building administrators, we observe staff and work with them to define clear goals for professional development, but how much time do we take to complete our own professional development plans? As building leaders, it can be easy to think of professional development plans as just another piece of check-the-box compliance. But I urge you […]

A National Principals Month for the Books!

8 November 2019

Throughout October, NASSP, the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) continued the annual tradition of highlighting principals across the nation during National Principals Month (NPM). All month long, students, parents, teachers, fellow school leaders, policymakers, and even entire states celebrated the impact that principals have on […]

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Building Ranks™: Educational Leadership in Practice

School leaders are faced with increasingly complex requirements to meet the needs of each child and adult in their learning communities. Building Ranks™ supports school leaders by defining the “what” and “why” of effective school leadership. Based on two critical domains, Building Culture and Leading Learning, the framework targets 15 leadership dimensions. Grounded in best practices and proven research, Building Ranks is aligned with the NPBEA’s PSEL and NELP standards and serves as the framework on educational leadership.

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National Principals Conference 2019

Upcoming Events

The Challenges and Successes of Principal Recruitment and Retention

November 18, 2019 3:00–4:00 pm ET

Recruiting and retaining highly effective principals is an ever-growing challenge facing U.S. education. Districts search intently to find individuals and provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to lead successful schools, providing a superior education for students. Join this enlightening webinar and hear thoughts from elementary, middle level, and secondary principals as well as […]

Intensifying Learning: PASSION FORWARD PBL

December 11, 2019 ET

About the Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria Location: Astoria, NYSetting: UrbanLunches: 47% free and reducedGrades: 6–12Size: 600 students, 40 teachers Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat December 15, 2019, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

Human Capital Management: Sowing Seeds of Potential at a Massachusetts High School

January 15, 2020 ET

About Joseph Case High School Location: Joseph Case High SchoolSetting: SuburbanLunches: 16.6% free and reducedGrades: 9–12Size: 535 students, 55 teachers Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat January 19, 2020, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

NHStv: Students Lead the Way in Communitywide Broadcasting

February 12, 2020 ET

About Northwest High School Location: Fort Worth, TXSetting: Suburban/Rural30% economically disadvantagedGrades: 9–12Size: 1,900 students, 200 teachers Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat February 16, 2020, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

Global-Mindedness: Hawai’i Zero-Waste Revolution at Kaʻōhao School

March 11, 2020 ET

About Ka’ōhao School Location: Mililani, HISetting: SuburbanLunches: 14% free and reducedGrades: K–6Size: 342 students, 20 teachers Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat March 15, 2020, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

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