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Professional Development Support

Initial professional development is insufficient for sustaining quality practice over time. Professional development also must be job-embedded and provide follow up. The center offers in-school support to assist leaders with embedding learning as part of their professional day. In addition, follow-up professional development is offered at the center to provide continuous learning for the practicing leader. Our principal-in-residence serves as a mentor, consultant, speaker, and professional development expert to those schools and principals identified by districts for additional support.

Our institutes provide training and networking opportunities for leadership teams throughout Tennessee. Several cutting-edge paradigms are used in concert or individually to meet the needs of school district personnel. Examples of these support efforts include Aspiring Leaders Seminar series, and workshops utilizing the McRel Balanced Leadership Frameworks.


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