• Leadership Excellence and Development

  • 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 School Leadership 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.

    Programs