A hallmark of effective school principals is that they find a way to prioritize instructional leadership over traditional administrative tasks. While no two schools operate exactly alike, in my experience a common trait in schools led by highly effective principals is that they empower leadership at all levels of the organization, which allows them to focus more deeply on improving student achievement.
For the first time, we have an opportunity to outline existing conditions and define the challenges Oregon’s tribal students face. Prior to this study, tribal leaders could not accurately ascertain how tribal members were performing in school.
Ari has a background in legislative research and political science. He is an associate with DHM Research and before that he was a research assistant for the Office of Government Relations at Portland State University. Ari graduated from the University of Oregon and holds a B.A. in English Literature. He is currently attending Portland State University as a Master’s student in Political Science.