What is the New Leader Academy Year 2?

Would you like to dig a little deeper? Are you interested in building a stronger base for success? Year 2 will dive deeper into our topics allowing participants to expand, refine, and elaborate on the themes introduced in year 1.

High-quality instructional leadership is essential to the success of schools. The principal is in a position to ensure that high-quality teaching and learning are at the core of the campus culture. As instructional champions, a new leader’s primary role is to build the capacity of teachers and to ensure that every student has access to high-quality instruction. At the same time, new leaders must manage the day-to-day operations of the campus, while looking beyond the school year. Coaching, along with valuable support systems throughout the year, is critical to building a strong base for success in the early years of the principalship.

In the year-long membership, campus leaders from around the state will learn to simplify common leadership challenges, clarify their vision of an effective school, establish core values, and develop the foundational skills for effective school leadership. The members of the New Leader Academy will be invited to live webinars, and they will have ongoing support throughout the year.

Common Themes
  • Current hot topics in education
  • Identifying and using personal leadership strengths
  • Exploring high-yield lead4ward data tools and instructional strategies at the application level for principals
  • Sharing ways to foster a sustainable culture of improvement, collaboration, and inclusivity for all
  • Developing a strong leadership team through the Leading Learning Series

2022-23 Live Webinar Calendar

  • june 23 - setting the vibe for the year
  • sept 14 - professional learning communities
  • oct 19 - school RtI systems
  • dec 7 - reflecting and reframing for second semester
  • jan 17 - the principal and accountability: practical next steps
  • mar 8 - focus and feedback
  • apr 5 - planning ahead

audience: principals and assistant principals new to profession and/or lead4ward who were members of the new leader academy 21-22.

learning mode: virtual

year-long support includes:

  • 7 live webinars 
  • new leader guide
  • tools and resources
  • access to learning video library
  • bonus session: in-person kick-off

The New Leader Academy service year is June 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023.