Programs to School Leadership
We are devoted to a system of growth and support for aspiring leaders.
Through Lead in Denver, Denver Public Schools (DPS) is able to offer multiple distinct leadership preparation programs, which provide aspiring school leaders the opportunity to develop alongside an experienced and successful principal. Whether you are interested in becoming a principal or assistant principal in a traditional neighborhood school, an innovation status school or a charter school program, our pathway programs can help you achieve your goals. The programs are designed to consistently prepare new leaders for DPS leadership roles by offering course content that is aligned to our LEAD Framework while supporting development that meets the aspiring leader’s career goals.
The programs fall under three categories – non-licensure residencies, alternative licensure programs and traditional licensure programs. To learn more about each program, follow the links below or check out the Lead in Denver Program Summaries. View a diagram of the Pathways to School Leadership process at DPS.
For a summary of Program launch dates for the 2019-20 school year, please click here.
LEAD Evaluation Completion: February 28, 2019
Evaluations should be completed in Whetstone
Learn to Lead Application Deadline: February 4, 2019
Thrive Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
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