Leadership Academy announces new Fellows
March 7, 2012
The Leadership Academy has announced its next cohort class for 2012-2013. A collaborative venture between the University of Tennessee and the Knox County Schools, the Leadership Academy prepares talented individuals to become outstanding new school principals through a full-time, intensive 15-month fellowship program.
The program is supported through both an anonymous gift and partially through Tennessee’s First to the Top funding. The class will begin work on May 31.
The Leadership Academy is a part of The Center for Educational Leadership, housed in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
“While we are fortunate to have strong principal leadership in our school district, our partnership with the University of Tennessee helps us to become more deliberate about identifying and developing the next generation of effective school leaders in the Knox County Schools,” said Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools.
“This is so exciting to see the Leadership Academy grow to over thirty fellows. We are starting to see results with fellows who have been placed in schools in terms of student achievement, school culture and faculty involvement. The bottom line is that this program works and great leaders equal great schools,” said Dr. Autumn Cyprès, Director of the Center for Educational Leadership.
Leadership Academy Fellows will spend four days a week working in a school with an experienced mentor principal. The fifth day will be spent in coursework and seminars with professors and expert practitioner partners.
To complete the program, students will participate in a project that will integrate their learning across the many curricular areas of the Academy, and will include an electronic portfolio documenting the student's proficiency in school leadership, and a public presentation about the 15-month experience.
Fellows will graduate from the program with a master's or education specialist degree and a state principal license.
Point of Contact at Knox County Schools is Melissa Copelan, 594-1905 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Point of Contact at the University of Tennessee is Lola Alapo, 974-3993 or email@example.com