Principals' Center

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 achievement.

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. Questions about the Principals’ Center and its programs/services can be directed to any member of the Board of Directors or to or (414) 410-4688.


Principals' Center Breakfast Conversations

Register now for the 2019-2020 Principals' Center Breakfast Conversations! Register for the bundle of 6 events by September 29th to get the discounted $240 rate.

An optional 1 credit micro-credential,Educ 536 Resilient Educator, will be offered for attendance of the entire Breakfast Conversation Series. To earn the 1 credit, you will need to apply to the university as a non-degree student and attend all 6 breakfast conversations. The cost of the micro-credential is $165 on top of the cost of the breakfast conversations. Further information will be shared upon registration for the Breakfast Series.

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.
Mike Budisch  (Faculty Liaison)
Eric Dimmitt
Mary Garcia-Velez
Michelle Garven
Dennis Griffin  (Co-Chair)
Melissa Horn
April Nelson
Steve Newcomer  (Co-Chair)
Debra Paradowski
Jocelyn Sulsberger
Michele Trawicki
Daniel Westfal

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