2021-22 End of Year Report

Heading into the 2021-22 school year, principal satisfaction reflected the pandemic’s heavy burden on school leaders. As measured by The Fund’s summer 2021 Principal Engagement Survey, 54% of principals were satisfied in their roles, down from 66% in 2020 and from the high point of 78% in 2019. Yet educators, students, and families were hopeful that reconnection and learning would define 2021-22. Those hopes were quickly tempered; most school leaders spent significant time in 2021-22 navigating evolving health protocols, changing operational priorities, flipped classrooms, staffing shortages, and missed instructional days. Principals and their teams juggled it all while doing their best to center students and communities.

In this context, The Fund exceeded our programmatic goals, serving 170 principals in 246 schools and developing 145 aspiring principals, who impacted 130,000 students in the 2021-22 school year. In our End of Year Report, we reflect back on the challenges and successes of the year – including the ongoing impact of COVID-19 learning disruptions – and preview how these lessons learned will inform our work in the 2022-23 school year. You can read the report by clicking the button below. To learn more about program specifics, you can view detailed demographic data on our program participants here and our current program descriptions here

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