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A Philosophy of the Principalship
The pillars, practices, and priorities of principal leadership
By L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE

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Leading Learning Communities is intentionally aligned to the 2015
Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, which NAESP played
a pivotal role in developing, and to pre-existing NAESP mentoring
standards. The full guide is available for purchase on Amazon and at
www.naesp.org.

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n its nearly 100-year history,
NAESP has established itself
as a leader in many areas, but
none so much as in defining the
competencies of what principals
should know and be able to do.
For nearly two decades, Leading
Learning Communities has been
a foundational and essential
resource for the nation's elementary and middle-level principals.
In 2001, NAESP set out to define standards for what
principals should know and be able to do. The resulting
Leading Learning Communities document put forth six
standards covering how principals should set high expectations for students, create a culture of adult learning, and
actively engage communities. NAESP revised the body of
work in 2008 with more emphasis on the development of
the whole child, the changing global economy, the need
to rethink the learning day, and the increasing amounts of
data available to school leaders.
Since the 2008 publication, the principal role has
become increasingly complex. Findings from NAESP's
"Pre-K-8 School Leader in 2018: A 10-Year Study" provide insights into key trends affecting public schools and
school leadership. Social-emotional learning, for example,
has emerged as a top issue, and addressing the increase of
students with emotional problems ranks as a top concern.
And with minorities making up the majority of public
school students while the majority of teachers and principals are white, leading with an equity lens has become
even more crucial as educators strive toward closing the
achievement gap in an increasingly racially, ethnically,
and socioeconomically diverse society.
The 2019 update is informed by these trends and
shaped by experienced principals in diverse schools
across the country; it is designed to be a practical
resource for principals at every career stage. Our hope
is that the pillars, practices, and priorities defined in
Leading Learning Communities-and explored in this issue
of Principal magazine-will help principals structure their
practice to focus on aspects of school leadership that will
have long-lasting impact.
L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE, is executive director of NAESP.
Connect with him on Twitter at @efranksnaesp.
www.naesp.org


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Principal - November/December 2019

from the editor
Snapshots
5 Things
Intertwined for Achievement
Planting the SEAD
Making PLCs a Plus
Measuring Up
Look Out for the Leader
Engagement Across the Generations
The Sum of Its Parts
Putting the “Fun” in Fundraising
NAESP 2019 National Distinguished Principals
In the Spotlight
Practitioner’s Corner
Raising the Bar
Principal’s Bookshelf
School Law
NAESP Partners & Advertiser Index
Speaking Out
Parents & Schools
Parents & Schools
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Principal - November/December 2019 - from the editor
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Principal - November/December 2019 - Snapshots
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Principal - November/December 2019 - 5 Things
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Principal - November/December 2019 - Intertwined for Achievement
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Principal - November/December 2019 - Planting the SEAD
Principal - November/December 2019 - Making PLCs a Plus
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Principal - November/December 2019 - Measuring Up
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Principal - November/December 2019 - Look Out for the Leader
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Principal - November/December 2019 - Engagement Across the Generations
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Principal - November/December 2019 - The Sum of Its Parts
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Principal - November/December 2019 - 31
Principal - November/December 2019 - Putting the “Fun” in Fundraising
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Principal - November/December 2019 - NAESP 2019 National Distinguished Principals
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Principal - November/December 2019 - In the Spotlight
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Principal - November/December 2019 - Practitioner’s Corner
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Principal - November/December 2019 - Raising the Bar
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Principal - November/December 2019 - Principal’s Bookshelf
Principal - November/December 2019 - 53
Principal - November/December 2019 - School Law
Principal - November/December 2019 - NAESP Partners & Advertiser Index
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Principal - November/December 2019 - 57
Principal - November/December 2019 - Speaking Out
Principal - November/December 2019 - 59
Principal - November/December 2019 - Parents & Schools
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