Celebrate National Principals Month


Every October marks National Principals Month, a widely recognized nationwide celebration that recognizes the essential role that principals play in making a school great. To learn more, browse some important facts about principals below.

Did you know…?

• According to the Wallace Foundation, leadership is second only to instruction in school-based factors that affect student achievement.

• In a decade of intensive research, the Wallace Foundation identified no documented case of school turnaround absent an effective leader.

• Support for ongoing principal professional development is essential. Unfortunately, only 4 percent of professional development dollars reach principals, meaning the average high school principal is not in place long enough to see their freshman class graduate.

Iowa also annually recognizes Principals Month with a governor's proclamation.