- Principals are second only to the teacher when it comes to impact on student achievement, according to Bonnie Fusarelli, director of the Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA)
- NELA is a principal preparation program that specifically targets historically low-performing schools
- The program started in 2009 with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and graduated its first cohort in 2012
On this episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Bonnie Fusarelli. She is a professor at NC State’s College of Education and the director of the Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA). NELA helps prepare principals for their role as leaders in North Carolina schools.