January 2015 Newsletter
Letter from the Director
Happy New Year school leaders! I hope everyone had a restful holiday and started 2015 with energy and enthusiasm for the important work we need to accomplish before June. I am excited to share some innovative programs taking place in school districts in Delaware in our first newsletter of the year. I am very pleased to see districts investing in the professional growth of teacher leaders, assistant principals, and principals. DASL staff is eager to work with you as we continue to support the learning of our teacher leaders, assistant principals, principals, district office administrators, and superintendents. Thank you for your support of DASL.
Aspire Program in Milford
DASL associates are conducting an aspiring leadership program in the Milford School District. The six-session program has been designed to provide interested teachers opportunities to enhance their leadership potential through interactive and relevant discussions on current research topics, review of legal and policy issues, and best school improvement practices.
Online Teacher Leadership
Common Core Standards. Shrinking budgets. Pressure to demonstrate results. Just about everyone agrees that education in the United States needs to improve but confusion abounds as to how to navigate the complex demands schools face. Fortunately, many teachers who are on the front lines have the drive and determination to take control and effect changes amid this shifting landscape. There is a growing trend to equip teachers to lead others. Recognizing this growing need, UD’s School of Education has launched an online master’s degree in teacher leadership.
Assistant Principal STEP-UP Program in Caesar Rodney
The goal of the Caesar Rodney School District STEP-UP Program for Assistant Principals is to provide learning experiences for current assistant principals to prepare them for roles and responsibilities of elementary, middle and high school principals.
Teacher Leader in Action: Stephanie Callaway