Community members rarely hear positive stories about schools in the media, and they almost never have opportunities to appreciate the challenging, complex work of Boston’s school leaders. Through the annual Principal Partners event, we work with the Boston Public Schools to "bring out the best in Boston," generating support for the city’s schools by pairing corporate and community members with school leaders for a day. Each year, Boston-area leaders spend a morning shadowing a school principal. Participants get a firsthand look at the school improvement investments the district has made and the challenges that remain. Since the first event in 2003, more than 450 leaders have served as a Principal Partner.
John Abbott, President & CEO of WGBH, with Principal Patrick Tutwiler at Brighton High School.