Mission and Beliefs
The Midwest Principals’ Center helps principals and educational leaders create and guide effective schools by enriching their leadership, affiliation, and knowledge.
- Principals work consistently to improve schools.
- Principals are leaders in effecting change.
- Principals are advocates for children, teachers, and parents and are accountable to all in the community.
- Principals who are active learners are more effective.
- An understanding of the nature of learning, the process of change, theories of instruction, and successful applications is critical to the success of principals.
- Opportunities for renewal are essential for the enhancement of the principals as persons and as professionals.
- Principals share many common experiences and a unique empathy for the complexity of their work.
- Principals can learn a great deal from reflecting on their own experiences and those of others.
- Principals gain affirmation and support by working together.
- Learning is enhanced in an environment where a sense of community exists.
- Effective organizations provide opportunities for their members to influence governance and professional activities.
- Principals have a unique role in developing leadership.
- Leadership is a shared responsibility in effective schools.
- Change will require challenging systems, traditions, and accepted practices.
- Cooperation with other professional organizations enhances the work of the center.