About Principal Matters!


Being a Principal or Assistant Principal is challenging work.  You have to be a hard worker to be selected for school leadership, but you quickly find out that your hard work alone won’t lead to success as a school leader.  It is only through collaboration with others — many others — that you are able to be successful in school leadership.  The only way to improve as a principal?  Continuous professional learning.  Principal Matters! was created to support that learning and to encourage school leaders in their critical work.

Principal Matters! has been presented as a newsletter for four years and distributed nationally among members of several state associations of principals.  Now, Principal Matters! is coming to you every day, sharing resources, encouraging you as a leader, helping you with the important work you’re doing.

Principal Matters! is written by Mark Wilson.  You can see more about him at markwilsoneducation.com.  Here’s a quick version:

Mark Wilson is on a mission.  His joy and pleasure is other people’s success, so his job is to be an encourager.  A motivator.  Professional Development Facilitator.  Teacher.  Coach.  Keynote Presenter.  To support principals and assistant principals, aspiring leaders and teachers in their work in schools.

Dr. Wilson has been in education for over thirty years and has been in full-time support of leaders and teachers since 2012.  He’s travelled across the United States, delivering inspirational messages, workshops for faculties, and classes for school leaders.

Before he began this work, Mark was a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal.


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