Here at The Modern Principal, we serve potential principals, practicing principals, and those who are post principalship.


Top ranked and frequently downloaded (six figures to be exact), Christy and Karen chat about all things education in The Modern Principal Podcast.

Each Monday, we tackle real scenarios sent in from our listeners. In short 15-20 minute episodes, we fix all your problems. We tackle each scenario through the lenses of scholar (the Google research, obvi), systems (sustaining strategies), and soul (what our gut tells us to do).

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Principal Portal

The portal was designed to be your one stop shop for all things practicing and potential principals need in their roles. We offer yearly subscriptions to our four different courses:

A–Academics & Achievement

B–Behavior & Belonging

C–Culture & Community

D–Day-to-Day Leadership

Christy & Karen update the resources monthly based on what you want to see included. There are videos, downloadables (all editable), and access to discounted workshops.

Join at any time. Your membership can begin today!

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Community & Development

We know the best thing about The Modern Principal is our charming and winning personalities.

JKJK, but for real, it’s the power in the people working across the country (and world) to bring change to transform education–through the student and teacher experience.

Collaborative Conversations: non-traditional ‘workshops’ where we use the collective expertise in the (virtual) room to help problem solve, share solutions, and learn from one another. You’ll leave these feeling energized and with an action step for tomorrow.

Workshops: a more traditional approach to learning, we lead the group through a topic, sharing research, best practices, and real life experiences with positive outcomes. Most workshops also include work time, collaboration and individualized guided planning with reflection.

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Upcoming Events

Common Topics

resume & interview prep

behavior supports

literacy leadership

It seems it's always hiring season these days! Check out this week's pod where we give an overview of tips for the principal who is hiring!
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We 👏 did 👏 it 👏!
Special thanks to our families, friends, and colleagues for putting up with us the last three years!
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Join us next week for a FREE virtual symposium with @justrightreader and researcher Ray Reutzel! #themodernprincipal #literacy #literacypd #leadingliteracy #readingspecialist #readingcoach

Today we celebrate Karen! She’s your biggest hype girl and the personality behind TMP. She always keeps us laughing and makes everyone around her feel like the most important person in the room. She’s a literal bad ass educator, rocking every role she’s ever been in, trailblazing a path for future leaders. We are all lucky to know you, Karen! Happy birthday!
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Let me hear you shooooooooouuuuutttt! We JUST, and I mean JUST, successfully defended our dissertation!!!! Holla at Dr. Hile and Dr. Lamb!
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Happiest of birthdays to the lady on the left, the one single-handedly keeping this brand alive through all the stress of jobs and doctoral papers. She motivates us all to be better humans while also enjoying the finer things in life. I’m so lucky to have found a great friend, confidant and person to join my village as a grown up. That’s so rare and I know I’m lucky!

Happy Birthday Queen👑👑

Have you checked out one of @justrightreader ‘s literacy symposiums?! They are truly awesome, just-in-time PD, and they bring in the most legit researchers to share the science! Block off your calendar for Monday and join us! Register at the link below or in our stories!


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We know the current state of education is leading to turnover in principals. But what's a former principal to do for work? We talk about a few of our ideas – as well as our own experiences – in this week's pod!
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