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Principal Tabari Wallace made sure each senior had their own personal parade: 485 sq. miles, 220 students, 14 routes. ‘A bridge to get them to graduation.’

When I arrived at West Craven High School in Vanceboro, North Carolina on April 27 at 8:30 a.m., the scene...

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Leading a school during COVID-19 means lifting a community

School. For me, the word conjures mental images often associated with education: classrooms, book bags, a yellow school bus. We...

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Scenes of hope: Walking the hallways with Principal Hopkins

When I arrived at Lakewood Elementary School, I gave principal James Hopkins a choice. We could film an interview first,...

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We asked North Carolina principals a question that surprised them

Great school leaders are magnetic — they tend to attract a lot of questions. A common one is this: What...

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When to give, when to take: NC principals get personal

This is part of The Principal’s Office, a short video series on what it means to be a school principal...

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Our principals, our incubators of hope

If you don’t know him already, meet Donnell Cannon. I met Mr. Cannon the day before he started his job...

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Here’s what NC principals said about principal pay, teacher-principal relationships, and more

Recently, Education Week ran a survey about the principal-teacher relationship, and the Pew Research Center ran a survey about the trust Americans have in...

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What’s happened with principals in the last 5 years

Research indicates that the teacher is the most important factor in a student’s success, and the most important factor in...

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Running towards the risk of doing school differently, leading school turnaround

When Donnell Cannon stepped in front of the State Board of Education during its November meeting, he was addressing an...

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How a Principal of the Year runs a school

Tabari Wallace has developed quite a reputation in North Carolina education. In Craven County, where he’s led three different schools...

 

High Point assistant principal reflects on first year in role

Meredith Boger, assistant principal at Johnson Street Global Studies, a K-8 magnet school in High Point, just completed her first...

 

How NELA prepares principals to lead North Carolina schools

Principals are second only to the teacher when it comes to impact on student achievement, according to Bonnie Fusarelli, director...