Teacher Leadership Academy

Waterford Public Schools' Teacher Leadership Academy

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.

2018-2019 Leadership Academy Dates:

Session 1: October 16, 2018
Session 2: November 13, 2018
Session 3: January 15, 2019
Session 4: March 19, 2019
Session 5: April 9, 2019
Weather Make-up Date: May 15, 2019

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

Program Materials:
Leadership Academy Brochure 2018-19
Leadership Academy Application 2018-19
Program Information PowerPoint
Frequently Asked Questions 
Leadership Project Description 
Teacher Leadership Standards

Leadership Academy Coordinator
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