How Principals Thrive: Sustaining Urban Leaders

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Great leadership is essential to transforming and sustaining excellence in historically underserved schools. This panel of talented women of color who are principals in the nation’s three largest school systems will explore what makes an urban principal’s job so tough, like compliance demands, challenging politics, declining enrollment, and insufficient training programs. And we’ll explore how we can ensure principals thrive in their role with high quality professional development, coaching and support, equitable funding, and flexibility. We’ll also explore the skills needed for the next generation of urban school leaders.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Susana Ansley-Gutierrez

Santee Education Complex (Santee High School)

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Jeffrey Garrett

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

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Miyoshi Knox

Stagg School of Excellence in Chicago

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Kiri Soares

Urban Assembly Institute for Math and Science for Young Women