The Assistant Principal BENCH Academy is the first step in the journey to becoming a building leader in Collier County Public Schools. The one-year academy is designed to prepare teacher leaders to be successful Assistant Principals by equipping them with educational leadership pedagogy and providing them with opportunities to practice what they are learning. Assistant Principal BENCH Academy participants engage in professional development sessions that include both leadership and technical training aligned to the Florida Principal Leadership Standards and the Collier Leadership Evaluation Model. Upon completion, participants will possess the knowledge and skillset to assume the role of Assistant Principal. Once hired as an Assistant Principal, individuals enter the Assistant Principal Induction Academy.