Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS)

Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS) – A North Carolina Principal Fellows Program involves a partnership amongst 12 rural districts that struggle to find and keep effective principals for high needs schools and UNC Greensboro.

PPEERS Recruitment

We are looking for those who are passionate about rural schools and who would like to participate in a fully-funded, intensive 42- credit hour Master of School Administration (MSA) two-year degree program.

PPEERS Program

Our unique approach to learning and top-quality faculty make the PPEERS – A North Carolina Principal Fellows Program more than just a Master’s Program. It’s a life experience.

PPEERS Events

Our events include but are not limited to term classes, Saturday Seminars, PPEERS Bootcamp, Summer Institutes, Mid-Internship Conferences, Performance Learning Days, and Internship Orientation.

District Partners

PPEERS is a partnership amongst regional rural districts and UNC Greensboro.

Recent News from PPEERS

  • PPEERS Awarded the UCEA Exemplary Educational Leadership Preparation Program Award
    The University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) has presented its 2021 UCEA Exemplary Educational Leadership Program (EELP) Award to the Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS) program at the UNC Greensboro. The EELP Award celebrates exemplary programs that model, catalyze, and support ongoing program improvement in the preparation of education administrators. […]
  • UNC System Awards NC Principal Fellow Program (NCPFP) Grants, Funding PPEERS through 2028
    The University of North Carolina System announced that six System institutions are the recipients of recurring grants from the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program (NCPFP). UNC Greensboro is among the six institutions — along with Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill, and Western Carolina University — that will receive […]
  • PPEERS Kickbox Projects Sparks Innovation by SOE Students
    ITI Kickbox is an innovation toolkit that is sparking amazing innovations by SOE students. Dr. Kimberly Kappler Hewitt, Director of Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS), is implementing the Kickbox innovation toolkit as a year-long experience for students who are preparing to take on leadership roles in rural schools across North […]

Completion of program leads to NC Level I Principal License and MSA degree. 

Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS)

Phone: 336.334.4005
Email: ppeers@uncg.edu

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