Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.
First Time Campus Administrator Academy
This Academy is designed to meet the unique needs of new campus administrators through a comprehensive induction and support program. The Academy meets the requirement noted in 19 TAC 241.25, requiring all first-time campus administrators to participate in an induction program. The Academy provides a two year, structured, systemic induction experience to first time campus administrators. The Academy assists administrators in developing effective leadership skills as they transition from preparation to the actual practice of campus administrator.
19 TAC 241.25:
(a) A principal or assistant principal employed for the first-time as a campus administrator (including the first time in the state) shall participate in an induction period of at least one year.
(b) The induction period should be a structured, systemic process for assisting the new principal or assistant principal in further developing skills in guiding the everyday operation of a school, adjusting to the particular culture of a school district, and developing a personal awareness of self in the campus administrator role. Mentoring support must be an integral component of the induction period.
Campus Leadership Cooperative
Developing leadership capacity is the cornerstone of any successful, productive organization. This cooperative is designed to provide a menu of professional development options for the practicing educational leader interested in establishing sound school operations to maximize student achievement.
Cohort of Leadership Associates (CoLA)
The Cohort of Leadership Associates (CoLA) principal certification program offers an alternative route to the traditional university certification program. CoLA is a two-year, field-based, performance-oriented program designed to prepare associates to become effective school administrators. While completing the approved curriculum, leadership associates serve as campus or central office administrators under the supervision of a trained mentor. CoLA’s mission is to assist ESC-20 school districts in selecting and developing quality school leaders, aligned with the diverse needs of each school district.