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Tier II

Developing the Capacity to Lead: A Leadership Professional Learning Community for Assistant Principals

Objective: To provide an opportunity for continual growth with a focus on instruction and school improvement planning


  • Part of the session each month will be a study of the book Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership by Elaine McEwan and other related readings.
  • Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the instructional role of a school leader that includes monitoring instructional practices, data analysis, standards based professional development, quality teaching practices, and building leadership capacity within the school that results in improved student learning.
  • Participants will share best practices through networking with colleagues.


  • Three required seminars from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • The content of these sessions will be planning for continuous improvement, research based instructional strategies, monitoring instruction, data analysis, and professional development. There will be a continual focus on leadership of the above practices. The other half of the session will be dedicated to a better understanding of the following departments:   Finance, Accountability, Legal Issues in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Exceptional Education Updates and Community Support.
  • One on-site visit to a Jefferson County School

 Who May Participate

  • Any assistant principal who completed Tier I  (attended at least five sessions)