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Aspiring principals have...

  • A firm belief that all children can and must excel academically
  • A relentless drive to transform an underperforming school
  • An urgent desire to lead change focused on dramatically improving student outcomes
  • A desire to be challenged and a track record of resilience in the face of challenges
  • Instructional expertise and exceptional student achievement results
  • A commitment to high expectations and constant learning for themselves and others
  • Results with effectively leading and empowering adults
  • A commitment to and success with building relationships with diverse stakeholders to inspire excellence.


  • Master's degree or 30 credits beyond a bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience
  • Valid MN teaching license, or ability to attain one prior to the start of the 2016-2017 school year, according to MDE Educator Licensing guidelines