Strengthening Tennessee's Education Labor Market
Monday, December 4, 2017
TERA launched our Strengthening Tennessee’s Education Labor Market strand of work with a convening that showcased recent research on Tennessee's school leaders. The event featured a presentation by TERA Faculty Director Jason Grissom on his work to date examining the labor market for Tennessee school leaders. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion on the implications of the research including Commissioner Candice McQueen, Dr. Grissom, Dr. Chris Marczak (Director of Schools, Maury County Schools), Millard House II (Director of Schools, Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools), and Dr. Sonia Stewart (Executive Principal, Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet School, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools).
This video shows highlights from Dr. Jason Grissom's presentation, which included discussion of principal placement, distribution, and turnover in Tennessee.
This video shows highlights from the panel, in which educators discuss their reactions to Dr. Grissom's presentation, including how principals are placed in their school systems, the types of preparation needed for principals, and the importance of consistency in the principal role for student achievement.
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