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Principles of Professional Development

This page distills some of the current professional wisdom and research on how to develop and support school leaders into six guiding principles. Click on any principle to view one or more summaries of the issues and challenges related to and processes and resources available for addressing each principle. Each principle also offers a link to related topics in the Resources section. The Research Bibliography (linked below) provides citations grounding the six guiding principles.

Professional development for school leaders has the strongest impact when it is: