Author: Jamison Judd

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.

 

UCAPP’S Alicia Bowman Awarded: National Distinguished Principal of the Year

Neag’s IBM and UCAPP graduate, Alicia Bowman, was named National Distinguished Principal of the Year by CAS and NAESP.

Alicia Bowman joined the Farmington Public Schools as a Grade 6 teacher and team leader. She went on to become a math resource teacher and a literacy specialist. Ms. Bowman began her administrative career as the Assistant Principal of West Woods Upper Elementary School in 2008 and in 2010 she was selected to be the Principal of West Woods Upper Elementary School. Ms. Bowman earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Connecticut where she went on to earn her Masters of Arts in Education and Sixth-year diploma in Educational Administration.

To read the Farmington Public Schools’ press release click HERE.

PreK -3rd Grade Leadership Initiative

The PK – 3rd Grade Leadership initiative convened a second meeting of its Expert Advisory Panel on March 5th. Participating members of the panel and planning team discussed the proposed content modules and the timeline for a targeted launch in July 2015.

Peter Dart and Melony Brady-Shanley, mentor principals in UCAPP PLUS, piloted a workshop on March 12, 2015.  The workshop provided hands-on practice for campus-level budgeting.