Principals and other executive leaders are uniquely positioned to transform their schools and communities they serve. To accomplish this, incoming executives must enter the role at full speed, ready to address the never-ending menu of priorities assigned to the position. KASA is pleased to offer its members a highly exclusive experience designed to build confidence and capacity to thrive as leader of the school they serve.
This will not be your typical leadership development program. KASA believes its members already possess many of the technical and interpersonal skills that have helped them to achieve their current role. Instead, this program will focus on cultivating an expansive, agile leadership mindset with the capacity to embrace innovation, build coalitions, and achieve sustainable change. This is transformative leadership.
The KASA Executive Leadership Academy for Aspiring Principals (KELA - pronounced Kee-lah) is a research-based program designed to prepare new and aspiring building leaders for the principalship. Grounded in the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), this program consists of 8 sessions: one (1) kick-off event at the Annual Leadership Institute in July, and seven (7) full day in person, which target foundational support and learning that will ensure the new and future principals have a solid foundation of leadership standards, PGPEs, the functions of the principalship, certified evaluation, and the preparatory experiences for working with faculty, staff, district, and the community.
It's one thing to be eligible to be a Principal. It's a totally different thing to be ready. That's what KELA is all about.
A maximum of 30 members will be accepted into the first KELA aspiring principal cohort for 2023-2024.
Application window: May 12, 2023 – July 21, 2023
Program length: 9 months beginning July 24, 2023 with orientation at the Galt House prior to ALI.
Program will run July through March 2024. Meetings will be face-to-face (with the opportunity to meet at districts across the state).
Cost: $2,999.00 (includes kick off and orientation on Tuesday, prior to ALI, 7 full training days at KASA trainings center/registration for Principal Summit (1 day), Education Law & Finance Institute (1.5 days) and registration for Annual Leadership Institute, July 25-28).
• Must be a KASA Member to participate. May join KASA at registration
• A $250.00 deposit will trigger application process
For complete information, contact Kathy Fields.