Georgetown ISD's Aspiring Leaders Academy
Georgetown ISD has opened the application process for individuals interested in participating in the 2016-2017 Aspiring Leaders Academy, Cohort #2. Please follow the link provided below for application information. All applications must be submitted no later than Monday, September 12, 2016.
Left to Right:
Back Row: Paul Boff, Tamra Marbibi, Ruth McEntire, Candice Michalek,
Jarred Dorhauer, Maria Garcia, and Samantha Virnig.
Front Row: Dr. Jeff Burke (Assistant Superintendent), Amanda Mangelsdorf,
Jolene Bruce, Teresa Carroll, Jesica Cuellar, Amber Sladecek, Ricardo Romero,
Jennifer Guidry and Dr. Fred Brent (GISD Superintendent).
(Maria Arellano, not pictured)
Georgetown ISD's Aspiring Leaders Academy is designed to identify and prepare innovative, passionate educators inspired to serve in a campus leadership role and are committed to supporting future-ready learning opportunities for all students. We believe that school leaders are an essential component of successful schools and high-student achievement. This academy serves to build the leadership capacity of promising talent currently serving in Georgetown ISD.
The minimum criteria for those wishing to be considered for Georgetown ISD's 2015-2016 ALA are as follows:
- All applicants must currently be an employee of Georgetown ISD,
- Have at least 5 years of effective classroom teaching experience,
- Hold a Master's degree (preferably Mid-Management or Educational Administration),
- Hold a current Texas Principal/Administrator Certificate or have completed the requirements by July 1, 2016,
- Have a recommendation from current Principal or supervisor, and
- Complete an application and submit it to Professional Learning by September 8, 2015.
Format for Learning
Aspiring Leaders will be exposed to multiple formats of learning as a part of the year-long academy experience. In addition to the eight professional learning sessions with current leaders, ALA members will participate in a vast array of experiences, including:
- Independent and group learning outside of the structured class program
- Shadow current Administrators
- Have exposure to guest speakers
- Participate in reflective reading assignments
- Engage in dialogue with district level personnel for collaboration and networking
- Participate in on-line learning experiences
- Discuss Case Studies
ALA members will be provided specific reading assignments that they will be expected to process individually and collaboratively with their cohort. Articles and videos will also be included in the resources participants will utilize to complete assignments. Two of your assigned texts will be:
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era by Tony Wagner
ALA members will also be expected to access learning resources, respond and dialogue using Google. Members should ensure they are familiar with Google Docs before meetings begin.
The Georgetown ISD Leadership Team is excited to work with ALA members over the upcoming year and investing in the growth of leadership that benefits the future of employees and district as well. Those interested in future Aspiring Leadership Academy cohorts should continue to visit this site and/or look for communications from Alma Guzman, Executive Director of Professional Leadership.