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Delaware Academy For School Leadership

Developing Leaders

DASL provides a range of professional development opportunities for educational leaders across the career spectrum.

For teachers looking to lead from the classroom, influence their colleagues and contribute to school improvement, we offer a Teacher Leader curriculum and personalized professional development.

For those seeking administrative positions, the Aspiring Leader program provides hands-on exposure to the responsibilities of the job.  New administrators can also receive Coaching and Mentoring from experienced school leaders.

The School Administration Manager (SAM) Project helps any school leader spend more time on instructional leadership.

For experienced school leaders seeking to lead major school improvement, DASL offers Advanced Principal Training. DASL is also collaborating with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to pilot National Board Certification for accomplished principals.

Development Coaches provide one-on-one support to schools in Delaware, helping school leaders as they navigate the intricacies of the Delaware Performance Appraisal System (DPAS II). The Development Coach Project is a funded partnership with Delaware’s Race to the Top Campaign. Districts and/or states can contract with DASL to provide coaching services to principals to improve teacher effectiveness using their district and/or state evaluation system.

DASL’s Superintendent and Executive Leader Series is designed specially to address issues that pertain to superintendents and their school district executive leadership teams. Examples of seminar topics include: education and employment law issues, school construction from referendum to ribbon cutting, and school finance, budget, collective bargaining, and special education law for administrators.  DASL collaborates with the Institute for Public Administration (IPA) to offer this informative series focused on high accountability issues.

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