Many states have recently devoted significant attention to improving the quality of teaching and school leadership. Changes to teacher and principal evaluations as well as modifications to policy and regulation supporting preparation, professional development and tenure privileges are hallmarks of state education reform. How Maryland Policymakers Are Working Together to Improve School Principal Quality highlights the successful efforts of one state, Maryland, to strategically select and train its most promising future leaders in order to prepare them for the leadership responsibilities associated with leading schools that have increased expectations for all students.