Informed by insights from The Chicago Principal Partnership Feasibility stakeholder engagement, The Fund invested $125,000 to build a digital platform that serves as a single source of information, initially focused on principal recruitment and placement.
In November 2016, www.chicagoprincipals.org was launched with tools that enable hiring managers (Local School Councils, charter boards, CPS Network Chiefs and others) to view profiles of aspiring principals and connect with them. Similarly, aspiring principals can view openings on the platform. To date, 166 aspiring principals have created profiles on the website. Through the platform, The Chicago Principal Partnership (The Partnership) will eventually develop and provide more tools to support principal hiring, professional development and retention.