Leadership in Early and Elementary Education

Oct. 8, 2021

Until recently, principals and center directors have been largely overlooked, with most education policy attention focused on improving teacher quality. Principals and center directors play an important role in supporting student achievement as instructional leaders, however. To be effective instructional leaders who can help advance teacher practice, center directors and elementary school principals must understand how young children learn. Principals must recognize that pre-K and the early grades are important and also have the knowledge necessary to promote high-quality teaching during these years.

See below for our body of work on the important issue of leadership in early and elementary education.