Cleveland Metropolitan School District
We have partnered with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to develop and implement an aspiring principals program and first-year support and coaching for newly hired principals. The district also selected us as a partner for their successful U.S. Department of Education Turnaround Leaders application, and as a partner for their participation in The Wallace Foundation’s Principal Supervisors Initiative. In years two and three, our work focused on providing targeted support to continue to build the district’s capacity to design and deliver the program and to support school leaders, with a greater focus on building the capacity of mentors and coaches and on sustainability planning. We have helped revise the district’s principal leadership standards and accompanying rubric, and we have developed a resource toolkit for network support leaders (principal supervisors). Five principal supervisors from CMSD have participated in our Foundations of Principal Supervision program.