Thursday, March 20, 2008

Meet USA's top principal

It's become popular in some circles to malign public education and some might even accuse me of that at times. Regardless of where you shake out in the debate about education, principals like Molly Howard validate my belief that we can still make the public model work.

USA Today sat down with Howard, who was selected as 2008 Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and MetLife.

Here's an educator who puts in long weeks (75-90 hours) and personifies passion for her profession. I especially appreciated some of her thoughts about competitive schools and the issues of "winners and losers."

Read the interview here.

Note: photo by Stephen Morton/USA Today

No comments: