Great schools have great leaders. The School District of Philadelphia seeks to provide school leaders with targeted professional development and access to nationally recognized leadership programs in order to ensure that every child attends a great school led by strong principals and assistant principals.
Great leaders articulate a clear vision of success, ensure that vision is shared by all teachers, and support teachers in realizing that vision. The Office of Leadership Development and Evaluation strives to help principals lead schools where great teachers want to work and where students are successful. We approach our work with a growth mindset, the understanding that we can develop our abilities and intelligence.