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Tenth Annual Maryland Principals' Academy

MARYLAND PRINCIPALS' ACADEMY
JULY 28, 2010 & July 29, 2010
 

Who: Approximately 110 principals from Maryland public school systems.

What: The Division for Leadership Development at the Maryland State Department of Education will launch its tenth annual Maryland Principals' Academy from July 28 - 29, 2010. This yearlong professional development experience is designed to build leadership capacity for the participants who are in their first five years of experience as principals. The content of the Academy is based on the Maryland Instructional Leadership Framework which defines standards for instructional leaders in the State of Maryland.

Opening session:  Wednesday, July 28, 2009, 8:45 a.m.

  • Remarks - Dr. James Foran, Assistant State Superintendent
  • Keynote Address - Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools

When/Where:

July 28 - 29, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel Annapolis
210 Holiday Court                                                                         
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone:  410-224-3150

Two follow-up session dates for the 2009 Maryland Principals' Academy

Follow-up I  

Thursday, October 28, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel Annapolis
210 Holiday Court                                                                          Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone:  410-224-3150

                                                           
Follow-up II                                                                                                 

Thursday, March 31, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location to be determined

Eligibility Requirements

  •  Nominated by the local superintendent
  •  Completed the first year as a principal but not more than five years
  •  Committed to completing the yearlong Academy experience
  •  Completion of the Academy project

Program Delivery Systems

  • Division for Leadership Development staff and trained veteran principals design and deliver professional development sessions for building leadership skills
  • Current information from national, state, and local speakers and researchers who address specific ideas and strategies for increasing teacher and student learning
  • Networking opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues and
    experienced principals
  • Research-based materials and texts that stimulate thinking and guide discussion about continuous school improvement

Academy Benefits

  • A professional learning environment that promotes collegial 
    networking, knowledge building, and opportunities for collaboration
    and planning
  • A job-embedded professional opportunity that informs the
    participants about the leadership knowledge, skills, and dispositions
    that improve school performance
    and student achievement
  • Continuing Professional Development credit for those participants completing the two-day residential Academy and both follow-up sessions


Contact Information
Ilene Swirnow, Director for Leadership Development Initiatives
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-5317
Fax:  410-333-3867
Email:  iswirnow@msde.state.md.us
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