• Leadership Excellence and Development

  • 3/19/19 - Save the Date: LEAD Onboarding Launch

    Principals Only

    The LEAD Onboarding Launch for new principals and assistant principals hired for the 2019-20 school year will take place July 17-19 at the Lowry Conference Center. LEAD Onboarding is tailored to support new leaders who are either new to the district or new to their leadership roles. It is designed to support new leaders to be successful in their role by building emerging knowledge in subject areas that are critical to effective leadership at DPS. Stay tuned to future editions of Leader Weekly for more details.

  • 2/26/19 - Thrive Fellowship and Partnership Application Deadline Extended to March 8

    All ILT Members

    Thrive Fellowship Program is expanding to provide an opportunity for teacher leaders to broaden their impact and increase their leadership capabilities through two aligned cohorts working collaboratively -- the Leadership cohort and Leadership for Special Education cohort.

    LEAD@dpsk12.org to nominate candidates. For additional information, access the program overview. Applications are due by midnight on March 8.

  • 1/22/19 - Schedule LEAD End-of-Year Conversations in February

    All ILT Members

    Your manager should schedule time with you to discuss your LEAD evaluation ratings in early to mid-February, prior to the Feb. 28 deadline. If your manager does not reach out to schedule time with you, please be proactive in requesting this meeting. All leaders should have submitted their LEAD Self-Evaluation in Whetstone by now. If you have not yet completed, please do so as soon as possible. Click here for instructions on how to enter this information in Whetstone. You may also use the LEAD Conversation Guide as a resource to prepare for these upcoming conversations.

  • 1/15/19 - The LEAD Body of Evidence Dashboard is Now Available

    Principals Only

    The LEAD Body of Evidence Dashboard is now available to support LEAD End-of-Year conversations with your ILT. The Body of Evidence Dashboard is designed to provide a summary of relevant and comparable school-level data aligned to the School Leadership Framework that can be used to inform LEAD evaluations. The dashboard aims to support data-driven decisions, but is not comprehensive nor prescriptive. Use the dashboard as a support document alongside the School Leadership Framework, LEAD Growth and Scoring Guidance, LEAD evaluation form and other applicable reports and data. All LEAD evaluations must be completed by Feb. 28. Click here for more information on timelines and to access resources.

  • 1/15/19 - Applications for the Learn to Lead Principal Residency Program Due Feb. 4

    All ILT Members

    The priority application deadline for Learn to Lead (L2L) Feb. 4. L2L is a principal residency program committed to developing strong leaders. L2L is designed for experienced assistant principals who are interested in strengthening and developing their knowledge and skills related to school leadership. Residents work alongside a principal to learn the intricacies of being a principal while receiving on-the-job training that allows improvement in their leadership practice. Residents work together as a cohort to learn through case studies, strengthen their leadership identity and build their LEAD Framework competencies. If you or someone you manage is ready to take the next step in their leadership journey, click here to learn more about the program and to start an application.

  • 1/8/19 - Thrive Fellowship and Partnership Applications Available Jan. 11

    All ILT Members

    Experienced Senior Team Leads (S/TLs) can apply for several exciting opportunities to increase their impact in 2019-20. Thrive is expanding to provide several opportunities for the strongest teacher leaders to deepen their instructional impact within their school or build the capacity of other teacher leaders in DPS. The Thrive Fellowship will include cohorts for both Coaching & Leadership and Special Education. The Thrive Partnership opportunities will include new S/TL cohort leaders, professional learning facilitators and aspiring teacher leader ambassadors. All opportunities will kick off in June with activities scheduled throughout the 2019-20 school year. School leaders are encouraged to email lead@dpsk12.org to nominate candidates. For additional information, please see the program overview. The application for all opportunities will be open Jan. 11-Feb. 15 .

  • 12/11/18 - Ritchie Program Application Deadline Extended to Jan. 4

    All ILT Members

    The Ritchie Program, offered in partnership with the University of Denver, has extended the application deadline to Jan. 4 for the June 2019 cohort. Interviews will take place Jan. 29-30.

    Grounded in equity pedagogy, systems thinking, adaptive leadership and improvement science, the Ritchie 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. Coursework is aligned with the School Leadership Framework and emphasizes distributive leadership and culturally responsive education. Upon completion, participants are eligible for a Colorado principal license and can continue for a Master’s degree or and EdD. Applicants can apply here. If you have questions, contact Dana Williams.

  • 12/11/18 - Apply for the 2019-20 National Principals Academy Fellowship Relay Cohort

    All ILT Members

    Relay’s National Principals Academy Fellowship (NPAF) is a one-year graduate fellowship program that offers innovative and impactful training that prepares current school leaders to become transformational instructional and strategic leaders. A limited number of seats are available for this rich, individualized and job-embedded experience. Detailed information on the program and commitments can be found here. School leaders are encouraged to apply by submitting the Statement of Interest and Readiness Assessment for the 2019-20 Relay NPAF Cohort to relay@dpsk12.org. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Jan. 18. If you have questions about the Relay program or the application process, contact Jennifer Troy or Lisa Sacker.

  • 12/4/18 - Apply for the Learn to Lead Principal Residency Program

    All ILT Memebers

    Learn to Lead (L2L) is a principal residency program committed to developing strong leaders for our schools and students. L2L is designed for experienced assistant principals who are interested in strengthening and developing their knowledge and skills related to school leadership. Residents work alongside a principal to learn the intricacies of being a principal while receiving on-the-job training that allows improvement in their leadership practice. Residents work together as a cohort to learn through case studies, strengthen their leadership identity and build their LEAD Framework competencies. If you or someone you manage is ready to take the next step in their leadership journey, click here to learn more about the program and to start an application.

  • 11/27/18 - Save the Date for Spring Leadership Weeks: Feb. 4-16

    All ILT Members

    Mark your calendar for Spring Leadership Weeks Feb. 4-16. Keep this learning opportunity in mind as you reflect on leadership growth during mid-year and end-of-year conversations this winter. Registration will open in January for professional learning that is aligned with leaders’ individual needs, LEAD competencies, schools’ goals and instructional improvement priorities. The weeks will include both required sessions for those who are new to their role this year, as well as sessions for all other leaders. Sessions in the spring will be spread out over two weeks to better distribute the need for guest teachers. Pay for guest teachers will be provided by the Teacher Leadership & Collaboration (TLC) department.

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