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The Principals' Center

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Engaging in active leadership development

 Our April 7, 2020 event is canceled as gatherings are not recommended during this unprecedented time. We will communicate further information with those who have already registered and paid to attend the April breakfast conversation.

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 Stritch graduate faculty and students in a mutual exchange of ideas with school leaders so that all will learn from one another, and
  • support school leaders in facilitating effective practice that positively impacts student achievement.

Registration for the 2019-2020 Principals' Center Breakfast Conversation is closed.

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.

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Open to all school and district leaders

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.

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