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Colonial Aspiring Leaders Program

Colonial Aspiring Leaders Program is one of the possible steps in the journey to becoming a leader in the Colonial School District. This six-month program is designed to introduce teachers/specialists to the work of successful coaches and/or student advisors by providing them with educational leadership coursework, as well as a shadow experience to learn from successful leaders in the field.

Aspiring Leaders participants will engage in professional development courses that include both leadership and technical training that align with professional standards for educational leaders, as well as the district’s four leadership competencies:
1. Talent Development
2. Climate and Culture
3. Instructional Leadership
4. Organizational Leadership

To be eligible, candidates must:
• Have at least 3 years of effective ratings in a classroom
• Commit to all assigned work and attend all sessions
• Complete and submit a one-page essay: Why I want to be a leader in the Colonial School District.

There are 5 required meeting dates
Each meeting, held in the Colwyck Resource Room, will last approximately two (2) and a half (1/2) hours. The meeting dates are as follows:
• Monday, November 26, 2018 | Click here to add to your calendar
• Tuesday, January 22, 2019
• Tuesday, February 26, 2019
• Tuesday, March 19, 2019
• Tuesday, April 16, 2019
• Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (Optional Mock Interviews)

CALP is a voluntary program that supports participants in their journey to be leaders within the Colonial School District. In addition to the knowledge that participants will acquire attendees will receive Snow Hours for participation.

To Apply:
On November 26, 2018, each aspiring leader must submit a one-page essay describing “why they want to be a leader in the district”. In addition to the essay, each aspiring leader must complete the pre-reading assignment before the session.

Questions, please contact: Nneka M. Jones, Director of Elementary Schools or Jim Comegys, Director of Secondary Schools