Don Flow: North Carolina should invest in principals- The Winston-Salem Journal

Over the past few years, North Carolina teachers have seen significant pay increases. Signals from Gov. Roy Cooper and last week’s Senate budget proposal indicate that the next few years will see even more increases. This commitment by our legislative leaders is extremely important for the future of our state. The growth of our state is directly tied to the educational outcomes of our students. read more

May 20, 2017 / by

Don Flow: Paying School Principals as Executives- The Herald-Sun

Over the past few years, North Carolina teachers have seen significant pay increases. Signals from Gov. Roy Cooper and this month’s Senate budget proposal indicate that the next few years will see even more increases. This commitment by our legislative leaders is extremely important for the future of our state. The growth of our state is directly tied to the educational outcomes of our students. read more

May 18, 2017 / by

We need to prioritize principals in 2016 state budget- Walter McDowell

As a business leader, I know the value of great leadership on my executive teams, and in our public schools. That’s why a top priority for me as a member of BEST NC has been to encourage substantial and sustained investments in principal compensation. Investing in our principals is a fundamental principle of investing in our schools and our children. read more

April 22, 2016 / by

Don’t forget about principals when handing out raises- Walter McDowell

It’s time for North Carolina to treat principals with the respect and compensation they deserve. As the legislative session resumes next week, business leaders across North Carolina will be looking for a strong focus on what we know is key to the success of any organization – the best possible talent. For BEST NC members who believe that North Carolina can have the best education system in the nation, this means a strong focus on North Carolina’s educators. read more

April 21, 2016 / by