A Residency Model of Principal Training: Preparing Emerging Leaders for the Urgent Work of Turnaround Leadership.

A Residency Model of Principal Training: Preparing Emerging Leaders for the Urgent Work of Turnaround Leadership.

By Jennifer Michno, Assistant Professor and UCAPP Residency Coordinator

In July 2014, as a result of a joint effort between LEAD CT and UConn’s Neag School of Education, an initial cohort of seven residents were accepted to participate in a newly designed residency model principal training program known as the LEAD CT/University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP) Residency. The program is built upon the LEAD CT Turnaround Principal Competency Framework and is charged with the task of training educational administrators to assume leadership positions in districts with a special focus on Alliance Districts in Connecticut. Residents receive educational leadership training four days per week under the mentorship of a highly qualified mentor principal and attend one full day of classroom instruction each week.

To read the full article from the Connecticut State Department of Education–Talent Office’s Newsletter (pp. 9-11) click HERE.