ELR13: Steve Fink & Ann O’Doherty on the Principal Preparation Guarantee

Eduleadership RadioIn this episode of Eduleadership Radio, Steve Fink and Ann O’Doherty join me to discuss a first-of-its kind guarantee for principal preparation.

Steve Fink is Executive Director of the Center for Educational Leadership, part of the University of Washington’s College of Education.

Ann O’Doherty is Director of the Danforth Educational Leadership Program, the principal preparation program at the University of Washington. *

I spoke to Ann and Steve to discuss their new partnership: If a Danforth graduate needs additional support in serving as an effective leader, CEL will provide the necessary professional development at no cost.

In the interview, we discuss how they’re phasing in this guarantee, how they determined what competencies to guarantee, and how principal preparation and on-the-job professional development fit together to create a leadership pipeline for districts and regions.

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* Disclosure: I am an alumnus of the Danforth program, but this was my first time speaking to Ann. In the time since we recorded this interview, Ann has become a member of my dissertation committee.

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