Research has revealed that North Carolina is one of the lowest performing states when it comes to principal retention. The average tenure for a public school principal is less than three years School Leaders Network. In fact, since I started my company (July of 2014), 52% of the operating public charter schools have turned over their school leader at least once. A good percentage of them have had as many as three transitions in five years.
What is the cause of this turnover? I believe the turnover is caused by the lack of intentional nourishment between the board and the school leader.
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This blog was written and recorded by Dr. Tom Miller, founder of Leaders Building Leaders. Tom has spent the last seven years as a charter school consultant, researcher of effective charter school practices and human behavior. He currently serves on a charter school board, furthering his research on what is working in terms of school leader and board relationships. Reach out by emailing [email protected] for a complimentary training or thinking partner session and begin moving your organization in a better direction.