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About

Justin Baeder, PhD


Justin Baeder, PhD is Director of The Principal Center, where he helps school leaders build capacity for instructional leadership. A former principal in Seattle Public Schools, he is creator of the Instructional Leadership Challenge, which has helped more than 10,000 school leaders in 50 countries around the world:


  • Confidently Get Into Classrooms Every Day
  • Have Feedback Conversations That Change Teacher Practice
  • Discover their best opportunities for school improvement


Dr. Baeder is the author of Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership (Solution Tree). He is the host of Principal Center Radio, a podcast featuring education thought leaders, and Ascend Live, a video show on the ed leadership job search.