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Host: Lucas Held, director of communications at The Wallace Foundation


  • Douglas Fisher, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, San Diego State University
  • Eric Gordon, CEO, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Carissa Moffat Miller, executive director, Council of Chief State School Officers

What is the role of districts, states and universities in building and supporting principal pipelines to improve schools and raise student achievement?

Leaders from all three sectors discuss the district role in implementing principal pipelines, how universities can improve preparation to meet hiring needs and how states can help to promote pipelines under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

“When we think about universities and districts, and then the state role, I think it's all working in tandem to make sure that we're creating the best opportunities for principals,” Carissa Moffat Miller ​

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​​​The Principal Pipeline Podcast​ features principals, district and state leaders, and university officials who have developed strong principal pipelines and are eager to share their lessons learned with the broader field. ​