A Network Connecting School Leaders From Around The Globe
Intentional support that’s built into the district culture can help ensure longer tenures for Black and Latino school leaders.
A Latina principal in Texas shared the details of a recent day with me. It started with a district meeting about school budget cuts that were inevitably coming her way due to decreases in student enrollment. She then returned to her school building to mediate an argument between two parents. When she came across a student who was hanging around outside of class, she took time to talk with them and encouraged them to go back. Later, she attended a teacher retirement party—she was happy for her colleague but concerned about how she would find a strong new teacher amid a growing teacher shortage.