We Connect

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

 

KC Professionals Welcome Students on First Day of School

 

PC Advisers Tour Local Schools

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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 web site 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
November 15, 2018

Longfellow’s Teachers’ Work Room Is Complete

Last week, Longfellow teachers, KCPS leaders and PrincipalsConnect volunteers celebrated the “grand opening” of an updated lounge for teachers. After principal Jimmie Bullard asked us for help promoting teamwork with her teachers, PC Adviser Judy Burge held focus groups with Longfellow’s teachers to listen to suggestions.  A functioning, inviting teacher’s lounge came to the top of the list.  The current…

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