Tuition: $2,550 per person
Application Deadline: March 22, 2017
Faculty Chair Pamela Mason on New and Aspiring School Leaders.
Gain the tools, frameworks and leadership techniques needed to step into a leadership role, build and sustain effective learning environments, and improve instructional excellence.
New school leaders must be ready and able to assume the role of instructional champion—working on many fronts to improve and sustain student achievement. At the same time, they need to manage the academic development of a changing school population and accelerate the development of teachers. These initiatives require school leaders to focus on the management of resources as well as the ongoing renewal of school culture.
New and Aspiring School Leaders will prepare you for the many leadership challenges of American schools today. You will examine these challenges from the ground up, and clarify your vision of an effective school and your role in leading it. Working closely with faculty and seasoned practitioners, you will define your core values and understand how they can help you promote educational excellence.
"What a blessing. I gained so much from hearing my colleagues stories, discussing leadership and protocols, and being immersed in learning." —Sarah Thomas, Lower School Technology Facilitator, Norwood School, Washington, D.C.
"Hehir was a hoot! Engaging and persuasive—I learned what I should be doing." —Debra Vigstrom, Assistant Principal, Highland High School, Bakersfield, CA
"This program might be the best professional development I have ever had." —Liron Lipinsky Salitrik, Head of Schools, Congregation Beth Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA
"I have really enjoyed connecting with colleagues, having thoughtful discussions and sharing our varied perspectives. Wonderful." —2012 participant
Pamela Mason is Lecturer on Education, Director of the Language and Literacy Master's Program and Director of the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab at HGSE. Mason served for 10 years as a reading/language arts curriculum director and for 19 years as an elementary school principal in the Boston area. She is president of the Massachusetts Association of College and University Reading Educators (MACURE) and was past president of the Massachusetts Reading Association. She collaborates with colleagues nationally and internationally on preparing reading specialist teachers, implementing literacy coaching, developing school leaders and evaluating school-wide literacy programs.
Admission to New and Aspiring School Leaders is competitive; we regret that we are unable to accommodate all applicants. To maximize the learning experience, the program aims to bring together as diverse a group as possible. Both individuals and teams are welcome to apply. As the program fills quickly, early application is encouraged.
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The comprehensive tuition includes all instructional materials and refreshments. Participants receive a certificate of participation and a letter confirming clock hours of instruction.
Payment or a purchase order must be received within thirty days of program acceptance and prior to the program start. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. While a purchase order confirms a reservation, an outstanding balance is maintained until payment is rendered. If funds are unable to be processed within these guidelines, a documented payment plan is to be sent via mail, e-mail, or fax, and received two weeks prior to the program start date.
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