Jasmine K. Kullar

Jasmine K. Kullar, EdD, is a chief school leadership officer overseeing over 100 schools in a large metropolitan school district in Georgia. She is also a faculty member in the College of Professional Studies Educational Leadership Department at a postsecondary institution outside of Atlanta, where she has been involved with the national University Principal Preparation Initiative (UPPI) in redesigning university educational leadership programs.
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Building Your Building When You’re Not in the Building: Strategies For Hiring Great Teachers During Social Distancing

Categories: Leadership, Pandemic Response and Educational Practices, PLC at Work, School Improvement

This entry is the fifth in a blog series called Pandemic Response and Educational Practices (PREP), which aims to highlight and further the important work educators are doing amid the worldwide COVID-19 crisis.

Based on Building Your Building: How to Hire and Keep Great Teachers.

Surreal. Unbelievable. No words. None of us can quite put into words what we’re going through right now during this global pandemic. Read more

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The Teacher Recruitment and Retention Crisis: What Can Principals Do?


Based on Building Your Building: How to Hire and Retain Great Teachers

How many decisions do you think principals make in one day? From morning to night, principals are faced with constant situations that require their decision-making skills. And with all those decisions that principals make in a day—the most important decision he or she will ever make is about the people he or she hires. It’s pretty simple—just think about the impact teachers make on students. In fact, just think about the monumental impact teachers make on student achievement. Doesn’t it make sense that principals make the right decisions when it comes to deciding who they bring into their buildings? Read more

5 Common Mistakes of First-Year Principals

Categories: School Improvement

You’re absolutely ecstatic because you finally got that principal position you’ve been wanting for a long time! Since the moment you were named principal of your school, your mind has been racing about all the things you’re going to do, right? Well, take a deep breath. My first piece of advice is to slow down. Take a moment to think about what mistakes you don’t want to make as you begin this exciting journey as a principal. Read more

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Creating High-Functioning Teams

Categories: Authors, Instruction, PLC

Some of the foundational work of creating a professional learning community is to ensure each team is functioning at an exemplary level. So what does that mean? How do we define exemplary-level teams? Once you’ve established the time for teams to meet, and teams have established their norms and identified their roles – then what? How do teams move to high-functioning teams that are producing results? Read more

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The Most Important Thing a Principal Can Do….


The single most important thing a principal can do is to hire top talent; to hire the best of the best; to hire people who will add value to his/her team.  I am currently involved in this process right now, as I have spent the last few weeks interviewing several candidates for a few vacancies at my school.  This has been an incredibly time-consuming process, especially at this time of year when we are testing, there are celebrations and musicals coming up, there are end of year trips, etc.  However, I was inspired to write about this because despite how time consuming this can be, this will probably be the most important thing I do as I begin my next school year.

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