What is the New Leader Academy?
High-quality leadership is essential to the success of any school. It is the principal, more than anyone else, who is in a position to ensure that excellent teaching and learning are part of every classroom. As instructional champions, a new leader’s primary role is to oversee curriculum and manage the development of teachers. At the same time, new leaders must manage an array of resources and build a collaborative, results-oriented school culture. For the first few years of a principalship, this role can be daunting.
Coaching, along with valuable support systems throughout the year, is critical to building a strong base for success in the early years of a principalship.
In the year-long New Leader Academy, participants work with a cohort of emerging leaders to unpack common leadership challenges, clarify their vision of an effective school, establish core values, and develop the foundational skills for effective school leadership.