The Principal Story

The Principal Story is film by Tod Lending and David Mrazek. It describes the work of two principals working in schools beset by an array of deep-seated, complex educational problems including poverty, low parental involvement, low test scores, and more. It illustrates principles of educational psychology as put into practice by two different school principals.

We will watch this in class but several clips and more information is also available at
A copy of the film will also be placed on reserve in the library.

Be able to evaluate ways the following attributes are illustrated in The Principal Story:
    • Stewardship of a vision,
    • Leading instructional improvement,
    • Creating the instructional environment
    • Holding people accountable.