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“School leadership is second only to teaching, among school-related factors, in its impact on student learning, according to research” - The Wallace Foundation

Exciting Executive Development Opportunity for School Leaders in RI

With the support of the Partnership for Rhode Island, a group of Rhode Island’s CEOs focusing on economic growth in the state, in conjunction with the National Institute for School Leadership, RIDE is launching an executive leadership opportunity open to current and former principals working as education administrators in RI. This is the first year of the program, which is open to current and past principals working in education in Rhode Island.

Approximately 20 participants will be identified for the initial cohort, and will go through a year-long training process that uses a thoughtfully-designed curriculum featuring 12 two-day units. These units are aimed at enhancing leadership skills, promoting strategic thinking, cultivating evidenced-based school improvement strategies.  Upon completion of the program, the first cohort will be eligible to provide training for principals and other building and district leaders in the future.

Applications to join the inaugural cohort are now available, and are due back to RIDE by June 30. Candidates who proceed to the next round will undergo an interview process, with final selections anticipated in late July. 

RIDE Executive Development Program for School Leaders- Application [PDF, 166KB]

RIDE Executive Development Program for School Leaders- Application [DOC, 15 KB]

RIDE Executive Development Program for School Leaders - Proposed Schedule [PDF, 91 KB]

Improving School Leadership under ESSA - Whitepaper [PDF, 440 KB]

Additional Information from the National Institute of School Leadership (NISL):