Principals Academy

Who participates:

School principals who are interested in improving your skills in instructional leadership to advance student learning.

Academy Details:

Meets monthly, Sept. 2014 - May 2015

Tuition: $1,500

In this academy you'll learn, share and practice strategies for:

  • Shifting your role from manager to instructional leader to learning leader
  • Using classroom observations to help teachers improve their practice
  • Gathering data through observations and conversations that can improve your school’s instructional program
  • Providing useful feedback to teachers about their practice
  • Managing a project
  • Building your team

Challenge Projects for this academy could include:

  • How can I use my time to be an effective leader and manager?
  • How do we structure our team meetings to add more focus on student data?
  • How can observation improve collaboration and build capacity among teachers?
  • How can I use classroom observations as a tool to improve teacher performance?
  • How can I create a collaborative professional culture on my team?

Application Information

2014-15 Academies have begun and applications have closed.

A+ Facilitator

Paul Castro is a dynamic school leader with a track record of success in effective, innovative leadership and collaborative reform. He has helped schools chart significant growth in student performance, both as Head of Schools for KIPP Houston and as principal of Westside and Lee high schools in Houston ISD. Read more