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Alignment with PSEL Standards
More than 1,000 school and district leaders collaborated to develop the PSEL Standards in order to form a new “education leadership landscape.” The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and American Association of School Administrators (AASA) were all deeply involved, and The National Policy Board for Education Administration (NPBEA) has assumed leadership of the Standards. PSEL is designed to guide professional practice and how practitioners are prepared, hired, developed, supervised and evaluated. They apply to principals and assistant principals and they apply to district leaders as they engage in similar domains of work as school leaders.
Ed Leadership Simulations are designed to align with PSEL. Like in life, the simulations address issues as they present, with tradeoffs, and will often require leaders to make difficult decisions relating to a particular standard that will come at a cost to another standard let alone other critical issues including Social Emotional factors. Building the capacity to evaluate a situation, understand the risks and trade-offs, make an appropriate decision and then deal with the inevitable blow-back is key to helping our schools to improve.