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High Point University Leadership Academy

High Point University Leadership Academy, through strong collaboration with its partners, prepares candidates to become strong school leaders who will transform high-needs schools into learning environments that result in high performance for all students.
Program Description/Introduction

Cohort Candidates Assume Assistant Principal Roles 


Academy Cohorts III and IV are Underway

The HPU Leadership Academy began its third cohort in the fall of 2018 and is excited to begin work with its fourth cohort in January 2019. Cohort III has 17 candidates representing  partnering districts which include Alamance-Burlington Schools, Asheboro City Schools, Cabarrus County Schools, Elkin City Schools, Mount Airy City Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools, Lincoln County Schools, Vance County Schools, Winston-Salem/Forsyth Schools, and Yadkin County Schools.

The seventeen candidates came together for the first time on August 1 for a day long orientation.  During this orientation, they were provided with expectations, guidelines, fun activities, and a campus tour. They were also able to meet and discuss the program with members from cohort I & II of the HPULA. What a great group! We look forward to working with them on this journey!

Cohort IV has 16 candidates who will represent  partnering districts which include Asheboro City Schools, Davie County Schools, Guilford County Schools, Lincoln County Schools and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. They will come together for the first time on January 11, 2019 for an extensive orientation reflective of cohort III’s orientation.

Schedule of meeting dates  and other activities are listed below.

Please contact Dr. Barbara Zwadyk with any questions.


Face-to-Face Meeting Dates

Fall 2018
(Cohort III)
Spring 2019
(Cohorts III & IV)
Summer 2019
(Cohorts III & IV)
August 24 - 25January 18 - 19May 31 - June 1
September 21 - 22January 25 - 26June 14 - 15
October 26 - 27February 15 - 16July 12 - 13
November 16 - 17March 1 - 2July 19 - 20
November 30 - December 1April 5 - 6July 26 - 27
*Additional dates may be added.

Additional Training

January 11-12: Center for Creative Leadership 
HPU LA candidates spend a day and a half at the Center for Creative Leadership where they strengthen their knowledge and skill set in the area of innovation and its role in leadership.  They learn more about themselves through personal assessments and develop new thinking and skills as they interact with from their facilitators and cohort member, using toolkits, participating in simulations, and generating ideas and developing solutions around key innovation challenges.

June 26 – 27: Restorative Practice with Ms. Effie McMillan
This training is a two-day session on Restorative Practices and Using Circles in Schools. Restorative Practices builds healthy communities, increases social capital, reduces the impact of crime, decreases antisocial behavior, repairs harm, and restores relationships. Supported by extensive research, Restorative Practices has demonstrated positive outcomes in a wide variety of settings including improved student behavior and decreased bullying and violence in schools, improved workplace morale, and emotional healing for victims. This training will be held on the HPU campus.

July 17 – 18: Behavior Interventions with Ms. Trish Gladstone
*More information coming soon

July 22 – 24: Instructional Leadership with Dr. Ray Jones
This four-day institute is integrated professional development designed for building-level administrators who support the improvement of instructional practice by teachers. With a central focus on coaching teachers to become reflectively accountable, the institute is noted for helping instructional leaders shift from judgmental to developmental supervision and to create coaching conversations that cause teachers to self-assess, self improve, and self-evaluate. Participants apply their learning after seeing the process modeled in our partnering schools. This training will be held on the HPU campus.

 


Cohort I
HPU welcomed the first cohort of principal candidates to the Leadership Academy.  Cohort I  began their journey to earning an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership in January 2017.

Culminating Projects

Mini Cohort A: Relationships and Equity Presentation
Mini Cohort B: PLCs and Data Presentation
Mini Cohort C: Distributive Leadership and Culture
Wrap Up Video
Hashtag Video


Cohort II
HPU welcomed the second cohort of principal candidates to the Leadership Academy.  Cohort II  began their journey to earning an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership in May 2017.

Culminating Projects

Wrap Up Video
Hashtag Video


Leadership Collaboration – Cohorts I and II 


Cohort III

HPU is pleased to welcome the third cohort of principal candidates to the Leadership Academy.  Beginning in August 2018, these individuals start their journey to earning an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

 


Cohort IV

HPU is pleased to welcome the fourth cohort of principal candidates to the Leadership Academy.  Beginning in January 2019, these individuals start their journey to earning an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.


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High Point University Leadership Academy Advisory Board
Principal Leadership Team
Executive Coaching Information
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