Preparing Principals to Meet the Needs of Each Student

Webinar Information

This webinar focused on the preparation of principals to meet the needs of each student, including those with disabilities and others who struggle in school. Nationally, and in some states, standards and competencies for principals are currently being revised, making this an opportune time to ensure that principals are well prepared to meet the needs of each student. This webinar provided an overview of how changes in principal preparation standards leverage redesign efforts, and discussed resources and support related to these required changes in leadership preparation programs.

Goals: Viewers will gain understanding of:

  1. National standards and competencies for principal preparation from the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA)
  2. Recently published Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) document that extends principal standards to address instructional leadership for students with disabilities and others who struggle in school
  3. Issues and approaches for refreshing educational leadership programs to prepare principals to meet the needs of each student with resources to support this work.


Marc Shelton

Marc Shelton

George Fox University

Dr. Marc Shelton holds an Oregon Standard Principal and Superintendent License with more than 30 years of experience as an educator in Iowa, South Dakota, California and Oregon. He earned his Master of Education (1991) and Doctor of Education (1993) degrees in educational administration from the University of South Dakota. Marc has been on faculty at George Fox University since 2000 and served as director of principal preparation (2000-2003, and 2008-2016) and M.Ed. programs (2003-2006). Marc served on the executive board as president of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) and currently is the director of finance for NCPEA.

David Hendrie

David Hendrie

Council of Chief State School Officers

David Hendrie is a Senior Program Associate for Teacher and Leader Development at Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Before joining CCSSO, David worked for the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education in varying capacities.