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James Kahrs

Clinical Assistant Professor    Executive Director, Principals Center    

Principal induction, supervision of instruction and school based leadership


James Kahrs is a clinical assistant professor who received his doctor of education degree from the University of Georgia.

In addition to teaching and coaching leadership interns, Kahrs is the director of the Principals Center. His major areas of interest are: leadership in instructional supervision, the cohort model of instruction, leadership interns, principal induction and development.

Kahrs has published on the topics of Peer Coaching, the principal’s role in supporting teacher leaders and student transition. He has made numerous presentations at professional conferences on topics such as, teacher leadership, early college, block scheduling, school culture, mentoring new teachers, learning communities, professional development and teacher supervision.

Prior to his university service, he was a teacher and high school principal.


Arnau, L., Kahrs, J., and Kruskamp, W. (2004). Peer Coaching: Veteran High School Teachers
Take the Lead on Learning. Reston, VA: NASSP Bulletin, 88 (639), 26-41.
Kahrs, J. (1996). Principals Who Support Teacher Leadership. Chapter in Every Teacher as a
Leader. San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Kahrs, J. (1992). Ninth Grade Transition. In Sites. (Available from the Program of School
Improvement, G-9 Aderhold, Athens, Georgia, 30602).