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Education Matters – Importance of principal leadership

Topic:  Importance of Principal Leadership

Education research has shown the single most important school-based factor in student’s academic success is the classroom teacher. But research also shows that perhaps the next most important factor is the school principal. Most teachers will tell you that the kind of school climate and vision the principal sets is what makes or breaks their success with students.


Tabari Wallace, 2018 NC Principal of the Year

Dr. Shirley Prince, Executive Director, NC Principals & Assistant Principals’ Association

Keith Poston

Keith Poston is the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.