The NC Principal Fellows Commission consists of:
- One member of the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina appointed by the chair of that board
- One member of the State Board of Education appointed by the State Board chair
- One dean of a school of education appointed by the President of The University of North Carolina
- One dean of a school of education appointed by the President of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.
- One public school teacher appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate
- One public school principal appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives
- A local superintendent chosen by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction
- One member to represent business and industry appointed by the Governor
- One local school board member appointed by the chair of the State Board of Education
- One human resources expert from the private sector appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction
- The chairperson of the Board of the State Education Assistance Authority
- The director of the Principal Fellows Program. The director shall chair the Commission
- The Executive Director of the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals' Association or his or her designee.
- The President of the Personnel Administrators of North Carolina or his or her designee.
- The President and Chief Executive Officer of North Carolina Business Leaders for Education (BEST NC) or his or her designee.
From our Current and Former Commissioners on the Importance of Principal Preparation
“School based administrators have a profound effect on the culture of a school community. This, in turn, impacts students, parents, staff, and community stakeholders. It’s a linchpin position. Professional learning in a preparation program such as TP3/NCPFP is where the administrator becomes grounded in best practices and begins their leadership journey.”
"Having quality leadership is one of the keys for any school or organization. Preparing tomorrow's leaders through the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program/Transforming Principal Preparation Program ensures the continuation of the success, as well as schools being ready for the next steps needed in the future."