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Leadership Development

PGCPS defines leadership as the set of skills, talents, competencies and strengths that are strategically used to articulate and implement a shared common vision, with a focus on the analysis of data, the allocation of resources, the development of human capital and the evaluation of instructional practices in a way that drives and maximizes student achievement. In Prince George’s County Public Schools, it is believed that the principal upholds and drives our shared core values.

Assistant Principal Induction Program (APIP)

Program Description

Assistant Principal Induction Program supports first year Assistant Principals.

Eligibility

Mandatory attendance in program upon acceptance of Assistant Principal position in Prince George’s County Public Schools

Admission/Selection Process Targeted Employee Group

Hire as Teacher Leaders

Program Goals

To enhance assistant principal performance and their preparation for principalship; to assess and enhance leadership capacity; to capitalize on the expertise of proven leaders to develop aspiring principals; to provide learning experiences through a peer based, cohesive group of professionals; and to develop leadership through a variety of yearlong experience-research based and contextual.

Program Framework

The APIP is a year long program where first year assistant principals/administrators will engage in varied experiences that will consist of the following:

  • A monthly training program aligned to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL)
  • An assigned coach who is a former PGCPS administrator with a solid track record of performance and has a skill set to support the career needs based on their assigned protege’s skill assessment indicators
  • Assignment to a wrap-around leadership development team (LDT) consisting of a Supervising Principal, and Leadership Development Coach

Program Contact(s)

Dr. Danielle Moore
Dr. LaTonya Williams
Dr. Melissa Ellis

Aspiring Leaders Program for Student Success (ALPSS)

Program Description

Aspiring Leaders Program for Student Success (ALPSS) is a leadership program for Assistant Principals who aspire to become principals. ALPSS guides a cohort of leaders through face-to-face sessions, shadowing, and mentoring opportunities to prepare them to become PGCPS school leaders.

Eligibility

  • Must be a current PGCPS assistant principal for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Must hold a Framework for Teaching certification.
  • Must have no unsatisfactory evaluations.
  • Must receive recommendations from current Principal and Instructional Director that indicate an endorsement of applicant’s capacity to perform as a PGCPS principal within 12 months
  • Must have the ability to commit to program requirements.
  • An Admin II certification by start of program is preferred.

Admission/Selection Process Targeted Employee Group

Panel Interview APIP II Cohort

Program Overview

ALPSS is a program, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of assistant principals who desire to pursue the principalship. ALPSS is an 8-month formal program aligned to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL). Through a combination of face-to-face sessions and mentoring opportunities participants are led through sessions that focus on organizational and leadership strategies that will prepare them to be effective Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) school leaders. In addition, PGCPS continues to offer support to the ALPSS cohorts after the formal program concludes in various formats.

  • Selected participants will be required to attend sessions and complete assignments above and beyond the assigned duties in their current role which including the following:
  • Attend on-time and actively participate in ten, modules throughout the year
  • Complete any pre- and post- session assignments completely and in a timely manner
  • Present end of year 30-60-90 day entry plan to members of Executive Leadership
  • Participate in practicum experiences to apply lessons learned
  • Build and maintain a relationship with an assigned mentor
  • Abide by established cohort norms
  • All selected participants are expected to apply for a principalship

Successful completion of the program does not guarantee a principal position, but we feel candidates are better prepared once they are exposed to the rigors of the ALPSS program.

Program Contact(s)

Dr. Melissa Ellis
Dr. Kristi Holden

Comprehensive Principal Induction Program (CPIP)

Program Description

Comprehensive Principal Induction Program supports first year principals and they are assigned a leadership development coach and job-alike principal mentor.

Eligibility

Mandatory attendance in program upon acceptance of Principal position in Prince George’s County Public Schools

Admission/Selection Process Targeted Employee Group

Hire as New Principal

Program Framework

The CPIP is a two year program where newly appointed principals will engage in varied leadership experiences that will consist of the following:

  • A monthly training program aligned to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) during the first year
  • An assigned Leadership Development Coach who is a former PGCPS administrator with a solid track record of performance and has a skill set to support the career needs based on their assigned protege’s skill assessment indicators.
  • An assigned NAESP Certified Principal Mentor who will attend the monthly meeting with the protege.

Program Contact(s)

Dr. Rodney Henderson
Dr. Melissa Ellis

Framework for Teaching

Prince George's County Public Schools developed a standards-based teacher evaluation system that was developed through the collaborative efforts of teachers, administrators, and central office staff. This evaluation system is built up the components of instruction. The Framework for Teaching is the work of Charlotte Danielson and Educational Testing Service and is a comprehensive review of the professional responsibilities of teachers. It is also the basis of how we collect and rate evidence from classroom evaluations into MyPPS, the systems warehouse for teacher observations, professional development for teachers and administrators and the certification test for observers.

Contact

Rhonda Pitts

SLI & APSLI

Summer Leadership Institute

The Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) is an annual two-day systemic summer professional learning institute which offers data-driven sessions that focus on the areas in the strategic plan and fosters collaborative learning among colleagues.

Assistant Principal Summer Leadership Institute

The Assistant Principal Summer Leadership Institute (AP SLI) is an annual two-day systemic summer professional learning experience with training tailored specifically for assistant principals.
For further information on either of these programs,  please contact Dr. Melissa Ellis melissa.ellis@pgcps.org