The Waterford Public Schools’ Leadership Academy is a year-long learning experience that includes targeted professional learning on effective leadership and completion of a leadership project in the district.  Professional development sessions will focus on all facets of effective leadership, attendance at select conferences, potential shadowing opportunities, and development of a personal growth action plan.  The program is designed to develop a cadre of educators committed to developing their leadership skills, expanding their leadership knowledge base, and taking an active role in school improvement and student success.
    Participants will gain an enhanced understanding and ability to apply professional practice, concepts, and values in learning and leadership.  Session topics will include:

    • Mission and Vision
    • Culture Leadership
    • People Leadership
    • Instructional Leadership
    • Organizational Management


    Academy Beliefs:

    • Every child is entitled to a high quality education.
    • Teachers and leaders impact every child's achievement.
    • Collaboration improves student learning.
    • Building leadership capacity at all levels sustains our mission.

    Academy Mission:
    The mission of the Waterford Public Schools' Leadership Academy is to build and develop leadership capacity throughout the district through collaboration, professional development, and support, in order to increase and sustain student achievement.


    2017-18 Leadership Academy Dates:

    Session 1: October 25, 2017
    Session 2: November 15, 2017
    Session 3: January 17, 2018
    Session 4: February 13, 2018
    Session 5: March 29, 2018
    Weather Make-up Date: April 18, 2018


    All sessions will be held in the BOE Conference Room (located in Town Hall) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


    Leadership Academy Coordinator:
    Craig Powers, Assistant Superintendent
    860-444-5854 or