Principal Coaching & Mentorship
School leadership can be a lonely profession. School leaders often put their own professional development on the back burner to support teachers and students. Principals need support, coaching, and mentoring. Research shows that principals who receive early career coaching and support remain in their positions longer and achieve greater success in their schools. If you are interested in a practical and proven leader to work with you or your administrators in order to help build skills and leadership capacity, please contact Dan.
I had a crazy idea that I would move across the country from Baltimore to Portland to become a vice principal. Dan Kelley was there every step of the way: providing me with a wide range of contacts, collaborating on my resume, helping me through the interview process, and answering each question that I had. I credit Dan with so much of my early success as an administrator, and know he will continue to be a valuable resource as I grow in this profession.
Our relationship began 17 years ago when I was an undergraduate in college and has continued to this day. His passion to lead and motivate his students as well as his teachers has made Dan one of the very best in his profession. Dan continues to be a role model and mentor to me as I embark on my new journey as a school administrator. I highly recommend Dan as a mentor/coach for new principals and veterans who want to take their craft to the next level!