Aspiring Leader Academy

Aspiring Leader Academy

The purpose of the Aspiring Leader Academy is to recruit, develop, and retain school leaders who will achieve the vision and mission of Catoosa County Public Schools. To be effective, a school leader must have the knowledge, skills, and talent that cannot be acquired in college courses alone. The program helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice for teachers who aspire to be school leaders.

Target Group: CCPS Teachers who have exhibited leadership skills in their current assignments

Selection Process: Teachers complete an application. Their immediate supervisors are asked to complete a confidential nomination form. The Aspiring Leader Academy Selection Committee will be appointed by the Superintendent.

Curriculum: Teaching methods include case studies, book studies, panel discussions, job shadowing, and collaborative learning. In addition, CCPS Directors will meet with the cohort group to explain procedures and policies within their specific responsibilities. By giving the aspiring leaders an overall look at all areas within the district, they will develop a strong sense of how the district operates and how it all fits together to serve our overall mission.

The following topics are explored during the year.

Instructional Leadership
Professional Learning Communities
School Culture
Student Services
Human Resources
Teacher/Staff Evaluation
Planning and Assessment
Operational Management
Special Education
Budget and Finance
School Law