Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools
Launched in 2016, PPEERS is a mutualistic research-practice partnership of 11 rural districts and UNC Greensboro that is focused on a persistent problem of practice in partner districts – a shallow and insufficient pool of educators to serve as effective school leaders, especially in high-needs schools. The partnership works to recruit, select, prepare, and place diverse administrators for high-needs rural schools. PPEERS is a two-year, grant-supported program that draws upon the grow your own model. The program – co-designed with district partners – results in a Masters of School Administration degree and principal licensure.