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How Districts Sustained Their Principal Pipelines

Episode 10: Principal pipelines demonstrate staying power with continued commitment by districts long after Wallace funding ended.
August 6, 2019
Pam Kirk
Host & Guests

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


  • Marina Cofield, senior executive director, Office of Leadership in New York City Public Schools.
  • Tricia McManus, assistant superintendent of leadership, professional development and school transformation, Hillsborough County Public Schools.
  • Glenn Pethel, assistant superintendent of leadership development, Gwinnett County Public Schools.

All six districts that participated in the Principal Pipeline Initiative maintained all four pipeline components–two years after funding from The Wallace Foundation ended. These district leaders discuss how the pipeline enhanced existing school leadership improvement efforts and why sustaining principal pipelines was feasible, affordable and effective for their whole school community.


This is not a program, this is a system, it's a process where we've invested in people.

— Tricia McManus

About the 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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