Providing unique learning opportunities designed by and for school leaders.
The Principals’ Center is founded on the belief that school
leaders who are purposeful, passionate, and reflective about their work,
and who are engaged in sustained exchange of ideas with colleagues,
have greater potential to transform schools to ensure student
To encourage school leaders to actively engage in leadership development, the Principals’ Center will:
- sponsor and lead workshops, conversations, and reflection, based on current research and best practice
- provide opportunities to build collegial relationships
- promote the mutual exchange of ideas relevant to professional growth
- engage the Cardinal Stritch University Master's in Educational
Leadership students and College of Education and Leadership faculty in a
mutual exchange of ideas with school leaders so that all will learn
from one another
- support school leaders in facilitating effective practice that positively impacts student achievement
The Principals’ Center is governed by a board of directors whose members are practicing or retired school leaders and a faculty liaison from the University.
Programs and Services
Participation in the programs/services organized and sponsored by the
Principals’ Center is open to all leaders of public, parochial, and
private K-12 schools/districts. Many Principals' Center programs carry
the option for participants to earn graduate credits from the
University. For more information on Principals' Center programs, please
click on any of the links on the left side of this page.
Questions about the Principals’ Center and its programs/services can
be directed to any member of the Board of Directors or to Patty Polczynski, faculty liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 410-4586.
2015/16 Principals' Center Breakfast Series: The Curious Educator
October 15, 2015 - Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: Strategies for Curious Leaders
Jim Rickabaugh, Director, Personalized Learning Institute: CESA 1
Essential Question: What role must schools play in transforming the legacy system of education to a learning focused system with the capacity to serve the needs of all students?
November 12, 2015 Personalized PD in the 21st Century: Driving Leading and Learning through Listening and Acting
Ann Ecker, Director of Instruction, School District of South Milwaukee
Essential Question: How do we listen and lead differently so that adult professional development impacts student achievement?
December 10, 2015 A New Look at Coaching: Using Coaching Skills as a Principal
Nancy Marsho, Leadership Coach and Trainer
Essential Question: How can a principal use coaching skills as a supervisor?
February 11, 2016 Narrowing the Generational Gap Among Educators to Maximize Staff Capacity
Michelle Garven, Superintendent Trevor Wilmot Consolidated School District
Mary Garcia-Velez, Principal Banting Elementary, Waukesha
Essential Question: How can school leaders create an understanding of the core values, work assets, and liabilities of different generational groups in order to create an effective learning community?
March 10, 2016 Collaborative Technology: Tools for Increased Administrative Efficiency
Rick Seybold, Director of Technology Grafton School District
Essential Question: What apps could you use that would not only help you get your message out but also increases your ability to listen to others?
April 14, 2016 Current Issues in Educational Law: Latest Topics, Cases, and Real Issues
Gary Reusch, Buielow Vetter Team, Attorney of Education Law
Essential Question: Current Educational Law - What do we need to know?
Please use this CASHNet link to register for either the entire Breakfast Conversation series or those conversations of your choice: https://commerce.cashnet.com/stritchevents?cname=5-prnplcntr New Link
Please contact Patty Polczynski, Faculty Liaison, Principals'
Center at Cardinal Stritch University at email@example.com with any questions.