Ed. Magazine Doing Good Work An alum shares what motivates him as an assistant principal in Miami Posted March 16, 2023 By Carolina Ruggero Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion K-12 School Leadership Cornelius Troy, Ed.M.’21, has firsthand experience of how education can change the trajectory of a life and a family — a bloodline, as he puts it. As a first-generation graduate, Troy is an example to his son of what you can accomplish if you set a high bar for yourself with education. Students who are determined to have the same positive influence on their own families is his driving passion behind school leadership. As an assistant principal, Troy embraces a leadership role in education to impact the school beyond his own classroom. By coaching teachers, he hopes that no matter what room they go into, students can come to school and feel like they are learning something. Reaching multiple classrooms and influencing the student experience as whole is his primary goal. Ed. Magazine The magazine of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Explore All Articles Related Articles Ed. Magazine What I Learned About Mentoring Principals It's not uncommon for teachers nowadays to have mentors. But mentoring for principals is a rarer. Ed. Magazine Brick Wall Mindsets How the stories we tell ourselves can get in the way of leading. EdCast Leading in the Aftermath of Gun Violence Help for school leaders in how to respond to traumatic events, such as shootings, at their schools — from an experienced leader who has gone through it.