More than 140 first-year principals and assistant principals are taking steps to better their schools. They will graduate from the Principals' Leadership Academy this week.
Principals are broken up into smaller groups and meet with 'team leaders.' The event discusses how to deal with the upcoming schedule change for students in West Virginia.
"How to meet the demands of the curriculum and everyone is thinking about student achievement. And of course one of the things that we hear about is building those relationships. Not only with the teachers as a principal but with your students," said Sara Stankus, a team leader.
The program also includes updates on the collaboration between education and law enforcement.