• Leadership Excellence and Development

  • 11/141/18 - Share Your Feedback on 2018 SPF Training and Resources by Dec. 7

    Principals Only

    Each year, we try to improve our communications, training and support to better help school leaders in preparing for the upcoming SPF release. Please take this survey by Dec. 7 to let us know what was helpful for the 2018 SPF and what we can do better next year. Please note, this survey is focused on communications, training and support only -- not SPF methodology and measures.

  • 11/6/18 - Apply Now for the LEAD Scholarship

    Principals Only

    The LEAD Scholarship was created to support continued learning of experienced DPS principals and assistant principals with two or more years of experience in their role who are looking to grow in the LEAD School Leadership Framework competencies. Awardees will receive up to $2,000 for the 2018-19 school year, which they can use for professional development, a school visit, a conference or other learning opportunities that DPS may not currently offer. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis with only a handful left, so be sure to apply soon. For more information and to apply, click here.

  • 10/23/18-2019-20 Principal and Assistant Principal Pool Now Open

    All ILT Members

    DPS’ Talent Acquisition team has announced that the 2019-20 principal and assistant principal candidate pools are now open. If you know of a qualified candidate, please encourage them to apply using these links:

     Principal Pool:

    Assistant Principal Pool:

  • 10/2/18 - Share The Ritchie Program Opportunity with Your Aspiring Leaders

    All ILT Members

    The Ritchie Program, offered in partnership with the University of Denver, is accepting applications for Cohort 17 to begin in June 2019. Grounded in equity pedagogy, systems thinking, adaptive leadership and improvement science, the program engages participants in the real work of school leaders and provides opportunities to learn by engaging in leadership. Content is individualized to the leadership needs of aspiring leaders and the needs of their schools. The graduate-level coursework is aligned with the School Leadership Framework and emphasizes distributive leadership and culturally-responsive education. Upon completion, graduates are eligible for a Colorado principal license and can continue for a Master's degree. Encourage your rising leaders to attend one of two informational sessions:

    • 4-6 p.m. Oct. 18 at West High School, social room
    • 4-5 p.m. Nov. 7 at DU Rufatto Hall, 1999 E. Evans Ave.

    Applicants can learn more and apply here by Dec. 3.

  • 9/17/18 - New Resource to Access ELA Professional Learning and On-Demand School Trainings

    Principals Only

    The English Language Acquisition (ELA) department is offering a Menu of Professional Learning to school leaders and teachers with all sessions aligned to ELA Program Review and LEAP Indicator domains. Most of our sessions can be adapted for your school and additional professional learning sessions can be developed that connect to your school's needs. For more information or to schedule sessions at your school, contact your ELA Partner.

  • 9/17/18 - Leadership Week Professional Learning Registration Now Open

    All ILT Members

    Register here for professional learning to support your leadership development during Fall Leadership Week, Oct. 8-13. Leadership Week is designed to provide access to relevant knowledge and tools that are aligned with leaders' school goals. Sessions intentionally designed for all leader roles from aspiring teacher leaders to experienced principals will be available. This includes sessions that are required for those who are new-to-role, sessions designed for returning leaders to develop in the LEAD competencies and sessions aligned to instructional improvement priorities. The registration window closes Sept. 28. If teacher leaders need guest teacher coverage, they can request it through this form.

  • 9/10/18 - Ensure Assistant Principals Have Access to Evaluate Other School Leaders

    Principals Only

    As a leader of leaders, you have the unique responsibility of continuously growing as a leader of leaders while building the capacity of others on your team. Do you have a leader in your school who evaluates other leaders and also needs to be able to observe them in Whetstone? The most common example is assistant principals who evaluate deans. In this case, you will need to set up your assistant principal as an indirect supervisor for every leader that they evaluate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up an evaluator as an indirect supervisor. If you have questions, email LEAD@dpsk12.org.

  • 8/27/18 - Provide Feedback on Consolidating the LEAD Framework and Growth & Scoring Guidance by Aug. 31

    All ILT Members

    We want to simplify your experience with LEAD by combining the LEAD Framework and the Growth and Scoring Guidance documents. In the proposed LEAD Consolidated Framework, you will see each specific competency, the indicator language and the evidence of impact by rating category (D, E, A, NM). Please review the LEAD Consolidated Framework Proposal and provide feedback by Friday, Aug. 31.

  • 8/13/18 - Opt-in to the LEAD Pilot for Senior Team Leads and Team

    All Principals

    There is still time for schools to opt-in to the pilot for evaluating Senior Team Leads and Team Leads with the LEAD Framework. The pilot will run for the entire 2018-19 school year and participants will receive Pilot LEAD ratings along with their LEAP evaluations. This pilot is in response to Senior Team Lead and Team Lead requests for more explicit feedback on their leadership roles and will determine what the final LEAD structure looks like for Senior Team Leads and Team Leads. For more information on the three pilot options and to sign up, click here.

  • 8/6/18 - Access 2018 School Performance Framework Updates

    All Principals

    The 2018 SPF updates are available to school leaders via this one-pager. Updates include timeline and methodology decisions for elementary and secondary schools. To receive SPF updates, access the SPF InfoHub or sign up for the SPF mailing list. We understand that it is difficult to have outstanding questions during this time but hope that these updates can help clarify any concerns. If you have questions, email SPF@dpsk12.org.

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