Leadership Development ProgramsOverview of the School Principal ProgramCurrent research consistently indicates that the principal plays a vital role in determining the quality of his/her school. To quote Roland Barth, “leadership—making happen that in which you believe”, mirrors the philosophy of our district. This statement of belief along with the dynamic, changing needs of our district, demand that we create and nurture a successful School Principal Leadership Development Program.The School Principal Program in the Collier County Public Schools has various levels. Each of these levels is aligned to the Florida Principal Leadership Standards and Key Indicators, found here.
ASPIRING ACADEMIC COACHESBuilds professional knowledge and enhances best practices in preparation for applying for an Academic Coach position. ASPIRING LEADERS PROGRAM (ALP)Encompasses introductory programs for teacher-leaders and aspiring administrators. PREPARING FOR THE PRINCIPALSHIP (PFP)Preparing for the Principalship is designed to prepare Assistant Principals and Deans for the role of Principal. PRINCIPAL MENTORINGProvides additional support for the novice principal. DISTRICT LEADERSHIPProvides opportunities for continued growth for current administrators.Training and Support Service ProgramsTraining and support service programs will be designed to prepare and sustain individuals who desire to remain as classroom teachers, support and mentor new teachers, or apply for administrative positions from potential to practicing administrators at either the building or district level.In addition to the School Principal Program administrators receive training in a number of district-wide initiatives.
- Professional Learning Communities