The Future of Leadership Video from Harvard Stated Description: Founded in 1981, The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education provides aspiring and experienced school leaders with exemplary professional development opportunities. The Principals’ Center has dedicated itself to the support and development of leaders who influence the character and quality of a school, providing new perspectives on leadership and enabling participants to engage in personal reflection and develop strong professional networks.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Principals’ Center, a panel of current and former school leaders moderated by Jewell-Sherman, faculty advisor to The Principals’ Center, will discuss the future of leadership and what it means in school settings. Bringing diverse perspectives on the principalship to the discussion, the panelists will engage in dialogue focused on how instructional leadership, distributed leadership, and accountability impact the work of principals in the 21st century and beyond, as well as how to best mentor and support the next generation of school leaders.

Moderator: Deborah Jewell-Sherman, Ed.M.’92, Ed.D.’95, senior lecturer on education, HGSE

• Roland Barth, Ed.M.’62, Ed.D.’70, founder of The Principals’ Center
• Allison Gaines Pell, Ed.M.’00, founding principal, The Urban Assembly Academy of Arts & Letters
• Irvin Scott, Ed.M.’07, Ed.D.’11, deputy director of education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation