The Illinois School leadership Advisory Council (ISLAC), convened by ISBE and IBHE, will serve as a strategic planning group to continue to strengthen leadership development and support in Illinois.
The main goal of the Council is to provide strategic leadership for a statewide five-year action plan designed to support school leader preparation efforts in place and the documented impact on school performance statewide. Aligned with this goal, the Council will also work on the following objectives:
Develop common understanding of how principle changes are affecting program quality.
Develop a deeper understanding of what the state needs long-term to support the production of more effective school leaders.
Develop strategies to elevate the documented impact of the recent Illinois P-12 Principal Endorsement legislation by working with state agencies, school districts, principal preparation programs, and other stakeholders.
Build the capacity of state agencies, incrementally and annually, to grow support for dramatically changed partnerships between district and principal providers.
A case study on Illinois' principal preparation work was conducted by Dr. Deb Baron and Dr. Alicia Haller.