We Connect

Urban school principals with retired professionals wanting to make a difference.

We believe

When retired business leaders partner with urban principals for professional services, principals can spend more time on education and teachers and students will thrive.

Why urban principals?

They are the most important determinant in a school’s success. Gifted principals attract great teachers and resources that result in high-performing students.

Why retired professionals?

Retired leaders crave working with a team on strategic, complex projects…but want the flexibility of retirement.

Why PrincipalsConnect?

Our website allows retirees to have flexibility in the hours they volunteer
and gives principals the ability to select PC Advisers when and where they
need them.

There is nothing in our city that isn’t impacted by the education of our children. From housing to crime to the health of our citizens, education is a driving force. I appreciate PrincipalsConnect’s unique ability to connect business leaders with school leaders to create positive change.

Sly JamesMayor, Kansas City Missouri

Schools can not educate and care for our students alone. It’s a community effort. PrincipalsConnect is a great way to get community leaders involved in schools so our children can realize their dreams.

Dr. Mark BedellSuperintendent of Schools, Kansas City Missouri

We have so many talented, vibrant retirees who want to make a difference in Kansas City. PrincipalsConnect is a way for them to do just that.

Carol HallquistFounder, PrincipalsConnect

Our Mission

THE BELIEF AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO

EDUCATIONAL EQUALITY IS THE PATH OUT OF POVERTY

PrincipalsConnect is dedicated to improving urban schools in Kansas City by working with principals. Principals are the number one driving force behind school success and our volunteers help principals succeed.

Read more about our mission
News
April 15, 2019

Coffee, Connections & Kids

When the PrincipalsConnect board toured East High School last fall, Brigitte Kammerer pulled Mary Minow aside to share an idea.  Minow is a national expert on libraries, having been appointed by President Obama to serve on a national board.  Kammerer, a librarian at East High, wanted to create a coffee station in the school library that would attract students and…

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