Perhaps the most critical role in successful inclusive schools is the role of the principal.  The school principal's active participation is the single most important predictor of success in implementing change, improving services, or setting a new course. The school principal is central to facilitating systemic change and leading faculty to adopt new attitudes and new practices. 


With responsibilities widening each year, today's principal must create the conditions for a positive learning environment, academic rigor, and set the standard for shared ownership across the entire faculty.  This month, we will explore the many facets of the role of inclusive principals.
How does the principal forge a united faculty that envisions itself as a team of educators working on behalf of all students?  Read more...  
How does the principal create an inclusive school that values all students as full members of the school community?  Read more...
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How does the principal establish an effective school-wide positive behavioral support system?   Read more...
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2012 AASA Summer Leadership Institute

June 28-29, Baltimore, MD


National Association of Secondary School Principals

Summer Concert Series 


NAESP National Leaders Conference

July 18-20, Washington, D.C.                        


Harvard Graduate School of Education: 

The Principal's Center

National Institute for Urban School Leaders

July 17-22, Cambridge, MA


2012 OSEP Leadership Conference: "Leading Together to Achieve Success from Cradle to Career"

July 30-August 1, Washington, DC



"Cost Cutting Opportunities," written by Frances Stetson, Ph.D., was published in the March/April online issue of Principal Magazine. You can view the article HERE. Don't forget to download your free resources!

This month we are excited to continue our new feature of the ISN, Ask the Expert.  Each month, we feature a video blog with an expert based on our monthly topic.  For June 2012, our expert, John Walsh, will provide his answer to the question: What are the priorities of a principal in inclusive schools?


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