The Principal Impact Collaborative (PIC) addresses the national and collective local challenge of urban principal turnover (average tenure 2.5 years).
The constant change in leadership, particularly at some of our community’s most challenging schools, makes it difficult to get traction on long-term academic improvements and for all students to be on a path to college and career readiness.
PIC is a unique professional growth and learning opportunity for principals from local public school districts and charter networks to work together on small teams in developing and executing a transformative idea for their school. Over the two-year program, principals in the cohort have dedicated time each month away from their campus to work on their idea with the help of relevant experts and their peers in the cohort. At the end of the program, principals will have the opportunity to share their projects and findings with the broader North Texas educational community and to mentor another local principal who would like to implement a similar idea at their school.
PIC creates a “ripple effect” by not only improving the school of the participating principal, but also those other principals who would like to replicate their transformative idea. The target outcomes for the program are higher retention for the principals in the cohort, higher self-reported job satisfaction, and increased school performance.
OUR WORK: GroundFloor invested $25k in seed funding and mentoring support focused on developing a fundraising strategy and recruiting participants for the inaugural cohort.