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Building the Pipeline

Episode 1: ​The inaugural episode of The Principal Pipeline podcast explores how to attract and retain effective school leaders.
January 17, 2018
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Host & Guests

Host: Lucas Held, Director of Communications for The Wallace Foundation


  • Carmen Fariña, outgoing chancellor of the New York City school system 
  • Jody Spiro Director of Education at The Wallace Foundation

School principals play a critical role in strengthening K-12 education. Yet many districts struggle to find enough qualified leaders to turn around schools. This episode highlights the key components of a principal pipeline and explores how districts can develop a coherent system of training, hiring and support.


The principal is the most pivotal role in the entire system…Having the best principals in New York is a mandate. There's nothing that's more important.

— Carmen Fariña

About this series

The Principal Pipeline Podcast features principals, district and state leaders, and university officials who have developed strong principal pipelines and are eager to share their lessons learned with the broader field.

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