Delaware Academy for School Leadership
Governor’s Institute for School Leadership
About the Program
The Governor’s Institute for School Leadership (GISL) is a partnership between the Delaware Governor’s Office, Department of Education (DOE), University of Delaware College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), local Delaware school districts and Delaware public schools. GISL is a collaborative response to the need for continual support and development of leaders at all levels within public education and acts upon the benefits that are derived from intentional and collaborative district, university and government partnerships. The Governor’s Institute for School Leadership is conceptualized as a two-prong approach to support the professional learning of individuals at both ends of the school leadership spectrum. To this end, GISL will (1) support capacity building of the nineteen public school district superintendents with the creation of a Superintendent Study Council, (2) serve to strengthen the principal pipeline in Delaware with the creation and implementation of an Assistant Principal Academy, and (3) develop the skills and knowledge of principal supervisors to support the instructional leadership of principals they supervise and evaluate.
The mission of the Governor’s Institute for School Leadership is to foster a collaborative state-wide climate and culture that supports and promotes leader learners and to mobilize resources, research and collective knowledge to build school-level and district-level leadership capacity.