Women in K12 Leadership: Real Stories, Real Leaders
This Women’s History Month, empower a female education leader—a teacher, instructional coach, paraprofessional, principal—to advance in her leadership. There are hundreds of ways to lead in schools. And, that “shoulder tap,” when someone sees the leadership potential inside of you and encourages you to pursue that path, can be a defining moment in a woman’s career and life-changing for all involved, including the children and communities served.
While women represent much of our K-12 education system, they remain underrepresented in leadership roles. Over three-quarters of all teachers are women, but only about one-quarter of school superintendents and close to one-half of principals are women. Interestingly, from 1999 to 2018, the percentage of female principals grew by 10 percentage points.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re bringing you real stories of real women leaders and how their leadership is driving real change in the communities they serve.
Five Ways to Invest In and Keep the Best Teachers and Leaders
Learn how one New Leaders alum and district leader is investing in teachers and leaders in our nation’s capital to redefine public education and motivate them to stay.
Windows and Mirrors: Why Arab-American Heritage Month Matters
Arab-American culture and history are often overlooked in our schools. Hear from one New Leaders alum why that diversity matters and what it means for our students.
How Small Changes Can Lead to Big Wins for School Leaders
A New Leaders alum reflects on the power of small changes to enhance her leadership and team meetings. After years of disrupted learning, these tips can deliver big wins. Read more.
Celebrating Assistant Principals
“There is honor and reverence in the work we do as assistant principals,” reflects New Leaders alum Afua Agyeman-Badu. Learn how her work as assistant principal is fueling a sense of ownership in her school.
Finding Your Voice, Remembering Your Why
What is at the core of your leadership? Remembering your “why” can turn challenges into opportunities. Here’s what drives one former principal to help other leaders stay strong.