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Building Principals' Capacity to Coach Professional Learning Teams

Held in collaboration with Iowa's Professional Learning Providers, this working conference was designed to familiarize participants with the research on principal professional development and strategies for increasing administrator capacity to support collaborative efforts among their staffs. The keynote presenter was Matthew Clifford, Ph.D., principal researcher with American Institutes for Research. A moderated panel discussion featured representatives from the New York City Leadership Academy, the Delaware Academy for School Leadership at the University of Delaware, and the School Executive Leadership Academy at Queens University of Charlotte (North Carolina), all of whom are currently engaged in efforts to provide inservice principals with executive coaching support. Participants also had the opportunity to discuss professional development needs in Iowa. 


Presenters and Panelists

Matthew Clifford, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research

Mary Jo Dunnington, Vice President, National Initiatives, New York City Leadership Academy 

Cheryl Pulliam, Director, School Executive Leadership Academy, Queens University of Charlotte

Jacquelyn O. Wilson, Ed.D., Director of Southern Programming and Associate Director, Delaware Academy for School Leadership, University of Delaware

Read presenter biographies.


Event Materials

Dr. Clifford's presentation
Mary Jo Dunnington's presentation
Cheryl Pulliam's presentation