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Jackie Wilson, director of the UD’s Delaware Academy for School Leadership and assistant professor in the School of Education, recently appeared on the National Governor’s Association’s new Education School Leadership podcast series. In this episode, Wilson shares her expertise and insights on the value of school leadership and strategies that governors and state policymakers can draw on to support the development and growth of principals and school leaders. “Why should state policy leaders advocate for school leadership and invest in the preparation and professional learning of principals?” Wilson asked. Because research shows there is a definite relationship between educational leadership and student learning. “Students learn when educational leaders create a safe, caring and supportive school environment, promote rigorous curriculum, provide research-informed instructional frameworks, and assess those systems,” she said.

To listen to the full podcast, click here.