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May 14, 2020

Webinar | Principal Turnover: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

Hosted by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and Learning Policy Institute 

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Nearly 1 in 5 principals leave their schools each year, which can have a domino effect that disrupts student learning and contributes to teacher dissatisfaction and turnover. In this webinar, experts discussed Supporting a Strong, Stable Principal Workforce: What Matters and What Can Be Done, a new report from a research initiative between the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and LPI and the last in a four-part series. The study delves into the causes of principal turnover, the impacts of turnover on teachers and students, strategies that district and school leaders can implement to increase principal retention, and federal and state policy opportunities to support those strategies.


  • JoAnn Bartoletti, Executive Director, NASSP
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, President, LPI
  • Mark Anderson, Principal, Marshall Fundamental School, California
  • Trevor Greene, Superintendent, Yakima School District, Washington
  • Gloria Woods-Weeks, Principal, J.D. Clement Early College High School, North Carolina