A support system for principals juggling multiple crises

In February 2020, Jacqueline Adam-Taylor accepted a new job almost 2,000 miles away from her home in Springfield, Massachusetts. She packed up her desk as a high school principal and moved to Fort Worth, Texas to lead a kindergarten program, just after her new school and others shuttered because of Covid-19.

The turnaround specialist felt turned around herself. So when Adam-Taylor heard about executive coaching from the nonprofit group The Learning Accelerator, she jumped at it.

“They said free, I said ‘sure,’ then they said executive coaching and I said ‘double sure,’” Adam-Taylor said.

The Always Ready for Learning Network that Adam-Taylor tapped into was born of the global pandemic. Seeing school leaders facing immediate and seemingly-impossible questions surrounding remote learning, distancing and more, The Learning Accelerator whipped up a pro-bono coaching hotline staffed by professional consultants.

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