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ERIC Number: ED470421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Building Leaders for the Future: The Socorro Independent School District Assistant Principals Academy.
Daresh, John C.
The Socorro Independent School District is one of the fastest growing districts in Texas. In response to the complex issue of a rapidly growing and increasingly diverse student population, poverty, and shrinking pool of educational leader candidates, the district launched an Assistant Principals Academy, designed to prepare individuals to step more effectively into the role of principal within the next 2 or 3 years. Its objectives are to enable participating assistant principals to assess their individual beliefs, practices, strengths, and weaknesses with regards to long-term personal and professional goals as administrators, promote the value of continuing professional growth and development, assist campus leaders in acquiring new skills and practices, and provide the Socorro Independent School District with a talent pool of well-trained and confident school leaders. The academy offers a 2-year sequence of learning experiences for participants. Monthly sessions are based on the Learner-Centered Leadership Standards, adapted from those proposed for national adoption by the Interstate Leadership Licensure Consortium. Other school districts in the area are increasingly interested in participating in the program, and inquiries from other school systems around country are also starting to arrive with an indication of great interest in promoting local versions of the academy. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas