Leadership Academy

Enrollment is now open for the 2016-2017 school year
Register online no later than May 15, 2016

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As a member of this yearlong Academy, your learning will be focused on the
improvement of leadership performance as articulated in Missouri’s Leader Standards and Quality Indicators. The Leadership Academy emphasizes the importance of building capacity of instructional practices correlated to high academic achievement for students.

Leadership Academy’s year-long experience develops effective leaders who:
• Demonstrate their roles as lead learners.
• Develop and cultivate positive, productive professional relationships.
• Develop skills to effectively develop teachers.
• Create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement.

• Kickoff Meeting June 13-15, 2016

• YMCA Outdoor Leadership Experience October 5-8, 2016

• Winter Meeting January 2017, Date TBA

• Graduation June 2017, Date TBA

WHO: All practicing or aspiring leaders and administrators in public, private, and parochial schools are eligible to attend.

WHY: State of Missouri statute requires mentoring for school leaders provided through an Academy that promotes support, growth and development and positively and significantly impacts student performance through effective school improvement practices. School improvement mandates and standards are continuously evolving and redefining the role of school leaders. Continuous support opportunities through mentoring are necessary in order to develop and hone skills for instructional leadership resulting in improved student learning.

WHERE: Regional Satellite Academy activities will be coordinated by facilitators through the Regional Professional Development Center in your area. The statewide meeting will be held in the Lake of the Ozarks area. 

Total Registration cost is $900. The breakdown of fees is as follows:

Registration fee of $600 payable to DESE Leadership Academy for three of the four statewide meetings to cover meals and materials. Transportation and lodging are not included. If you would like a payment plan option, please contact the DESE Leadership Academy office at (573) 751-1941. 

Registration fee of $300 payable to YMCA of the the Ozarks for the fourth statewide meeting, Outdoor Leadership Experience. Please register separately for Outdoor Leadership Experience at: http://www.ymcaoftheozarks.org/OLE

Mail payment to YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood
           13528 State Hwy AA
           Potosi, MO 63664 



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