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    Overview of Leadership Programs

    Aspiring Leaders: Designed for current District teachers who are interested in pursuing school leadership positions in the future. Aspiring Leaders will participate in a cohort model at Wayne State University and complete their degree requirements in just five semesters. Upon completion, participants will earn their administration certification from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and be placed on the District’s Assistant Administrator’s eligibility list.  For clarification, this leadership track is specifically for teachers who lack their administrative credentials (i.e., Master's degree in Ed. Leadership and Administrator certification).

    Aspiring Assistant Principals: Designed for current District teachers who are interested in pursuing school leadership positions in the future. Aspiring Leaders II will participate in district led professional development series.  This professional development series will prepare participants for the rigors and challenges of building leadership with an emphasis on improving student achievement.  This leadership track was designed for teachers who already have their administrative credentials (i.e., Master's degree in Ed. Leadership and Administrator certification).

    Emerging Leaders: Designed for current Assistant Principals who are interested in pursuing a principal position in the future. Emerging Leaders will participate in a cohort model for a year-long professional development series facilitated by New Leaders for New Schools. This professional development series will prepare participants for the rigors and challenges of building leadership with an emphasis on improving student achievement.

    New Principals: Designed to support new principals with the challenges of leading a school building for the first time. The goal of this program is to share best practices among the cohort’s participants, share strategies around data-driven instruction, and develop strong systems to support student learning.

    Turnaround Leaders: A year-long professional development series facilitated by New Leaders for New Schools to support principals in partnership schools with the challenges of improving student achievement in a partnership school. This program focuses on improving the quality of structures, changing teacher practices, re-imagining student learning and to improve student achievement.

    Master Leaders: A partnership with Eastern Michigan University (EMU) for up to 10 veteran principals to learn about mentoring to support the development of other District principals to increase the leadership capacity in the district. Participants will receive a paid stipend, micro-credit from MDE, and the equivalent of one Ph.D. course from EMU.