Leading and Learning

Great schools demand great leaders. Whether innovating in the classroom, leading their departments, coaching great instruction, or transforming the culture of a school, leadership is key to student achievement.

Being a principal isn’t easy. It’s comparable to being the CEO of a good sized business, and a good principal is important for the success of a school, its teachers and its students. The Principal Leadership Academy is an intensive, year-long program to train, mentor and prepare assistant principals to take over the job of principal. The topics covered range from management and finance to human resources and external development. Additionally, every aspiring principal is paired with a mentor from the business community.

We are proud to welcome the fifth class of protégés to the Principal Leadership Academy!

Aspiring Principals in the Principal Leadership Academy, Class of 2015

  • Roxanne Anthony – Spring Creek Elementary
  • Angela Cass – Soddy Daisy High
  • Ursula Greene – Hixson Elementary
  • Elaine Harper – Dalewood Middle
  • Justin McCulley – Signal Mountain Middle/High
  • Charles Mitchell – Brainerd High
  • Susan Rogers – Barger Academy
  • Dionne Upton – Brown Academy
  • Rashaad Williams – Orchard Knob Middle

The Principal Leadership Academy is a partnership between PEF, Hamilton County Department of Education, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with support from Unum, Joe Davenport, and the United Way.

For more information on the Principal Leadership Academy contact:

Bill Kennedy Director

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