Preparation for Principals: Triad Leadership Academy Graduates Third Cohort

Posted on July 09, 2014

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The Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy (PTLA) graduated 22 aspiring school leaders in June. The graduates represented the third cohort of the three-year Race to the Top grant funded principal preparation program.

PTLA is a partnership among the UNCG School of Education, Alamance Burlington School System (ABSS), Asheboro City Schools (ACS), Guilford County Schools (GCS),Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WSFCS) and the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium (PTEC). PTLA has been​ supported by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Within two years of program completion, 90 percent of PTLA graduates are serving in school leadership positions across the Piedmont Triad​/Central​ area of North Carolina. Five principals, 28 assistant principals, and eight district directors, coordinators, and facilitators are making an immediate impact in UNCG’s partner school districts.

In three years, 63 educators have graduated from PTLA.

PTLA is ​a​n innovative, year-long, cohort-based program that offers outstanding leadership preparation to exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high need schools to educational excellence. PTLA participants attend full-time and are paid during the 12 month program. The PTLA program includes rigorous summer coursework followed by a school leadership internship conducted during the regular K-12 school year. PTLA is an initiative funded by $6.17 million from North Carolina’s Race to the Top grant.

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reposted from UNCG Campus Weekly


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