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Principal Leadership Institute Pathway: First Year Principals

School leaders in the first year principal pathway will learn to foster relationships to build a positive learning environment for the entire school community. Leaders in the Principal Leadership Institute will discover ways to assess the school’s current systems, team structures, and instructional practices to inform a strategic plan for improvement. By learning how to balance the managerial demands of the principalship with best practices of instructional leadership, they will lay the foundation for developing Distributive Leadership practices and empower staff to achieve a true sense of collective efficacy so that stakeholders in a building have ownership and a sense of responsibility in the leading and learning for all students. Having a principal coach in the first two years of the principalship will set our new leaders up for continued success.

Learning Outcomes

Principal participants will achieve learning outcomes around increased teacher collective efficacy and positive culture and climate in schools via Key Leverage Points:
  • Build a positive climate and culture focused on building relationships
  • Assess the current reality of the building
    • Climate and Culture
    • Systems
    • Team Structures
    • Instructional Practices
  •  Develop a strategic plan for improvement
  • Learn strategies for balancing managerial leadership with instructional leadership
  • Receive just in time support

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Distributive Leadership

Focuses on creating distributive leadership structures within a school

Early Literacy Implementation

Focuses on the implementation of literacy initiatives within a school

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Please contact Educator Development or Trish Malik, Leadership Development Specialist, for additional information.