Schools need great leaders; great leaders need to get off to the right start. That’s why we’re launching The New Principal Show!, beginning Tuesday, July 18, accessible anywhere at gotomeet.me/principal-matters .
Not a new effort, but a new design to reach more people. This will be the sixth year that we’ve been supporting principals, particularly supporting new principals and we’re excited to make the support accessible to everyone, wherever you may be!
Over the past few summers, it’s been a privilege to work with first-year principals in advance of the launch of their administrations. Literally hundreds of principals have come to one of the many events we’ve hosted across Georgia. While we still have some of those events scheduled this summer (“Successful Beginnings” at Pioneer RESA on 7/19; First District RESA on 8/11 and West Georgia RESA on 8/18) it’s exciting to add this twelve-episode series that can be accessed by principals not only in particular areas, but anywhere you have a device and connectivity.
How will the show work? We’ll cover a small number of topics that are pertinent for first-year principals during each episode. The first episode (Tuesday, July 18, 8:00 PM EDT) features discussions about the following: Be Yourself; Listen; Take Notes; and Find Out Why.
We’ll be joined on each episode by guest hosts who are experts in the field, practitioners, or thought leaders who can support your work. Episode One features Dr. Torian White, the Principal of Southeast Bulloch Middle School and Debra Murdock, 2014 Georgia High School Principal of the Year, and currently Executive Director for Administrative Leadership, Cherokee County Schools.
The other stars of these shows will be you. Each show will have a chat platform where you can make comments, ask questions, share info, and be an interactive participant in the learning.
If you ARE a new principal, please join us; if you know one, please let them know this resource is available, free, and waiting for them!