Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS) involves a partnership amongst 11 rural districts that struggle to find and keep effective principals for high needs schools and UNC Greensboro.
PPEERS is a partnership amongst regional rural districts and UNC Greensboro. PPEERS is recruiting 20 highly committed instructional leaders who are passionate about rural schools to participate in a fully-funded two-year intensive master of school administration degree program.
PPPEERS provides full in-state tuition for the MSA and salary replacement (during year 2) for the 11-month, full-time internship at the participants’ 2022/2023 salary rate.
- PPEERS Program Brochure (PDF)
PPEERS Conceptual Framework
Tenae' Howard, Davidson County
"I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the East Davidson High School’s administration team as an Assistant Principal. As a proud member of PPEERS 3, I used my PPEERS ink pen to sign my official contract on July 26th, 2021. My goal as the Assistant Principal of EDHS is to build authentic relationships, challenge our students to reach beyond their expectations, and be a positive role model. I am committed to supporting the Principal’s strategic vision and will work diligently with our faculty and staff to carry out the vision. I am ecstatic about the possibilities that this school year will bring and proud to be a part of the Eagles Family as we SOAR to new heights!"
Dawn Courson, Davidson County
"Although PPEERS is an extremely rigorous program, it is worth every moment to be a part of a cohort of extraordinary educators.”
Jason Huneycutt, Stanly County
“The people in this program are like family. That includes the professors. We have developed an unfathomable amount of trust and loyalty towards one another in a short amount of time.”
Wendy Bryant Motley, Lee County
“PPEERS has given me the opportunity to grow personally and professionally in ways that I never imagined. I believe that I am a better person, educator, and school leader because of PPEERS.”
Completion of program leads to NC Level I Principal License and MSA degree.