by Sheri Boone
This month we are very happy to feature the excellent work of the Institute for Courageous Principal Leadership at Minnesota State University, Mankato. We are extremely proud that our Pause book and card deck is a part of the Institute’s curriculum and is being used by the principals to navigate their change. The program is gaining national recognition for changing the way principals lead and for making a difference in school leadership.
Dr. Candace Raskin, Professor and Chair of the the Department of Educational Leadership tells us, “The Institute for Courageous Principal Leadership changes how they lead. The principals need to be courageous, and when they have resistance, we ask, ‘what tools can we use to help them get through this’?”
Focused on racial equity, with the realization that black students’ achievement is 30% lower than white students in test scores, the Institute’s two year program works with a cohort of 150 current and future principals from both urban and rural school districts in Minnesota.
The curriculum is aligned with current research on effective leadership and is infused with racial equity. Principals grow in all areas and are more racially engaged and focused. The program is committed to developing courageous leaders who deliberately educate all students, including students of color.
Thank you, Dr. Raskin and your faculty of former principals and superintendents, for the wonderful work the Institute is providing these excellent educators!
Learn more about The Institute for Courageous Principal Leadership.