NECSD Launches School Leadership Program for Current Teachers
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District, in collaboration with SUNY at New Paltz and the Mid-Hudson School Study Council are launching the Newburgh School Leadership Academy on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Newburgh Free Academy, Main Campus.
Data from the Mid-Hudson School Study Council indicates that in the next three to six years, there will be a need to fill 158 regional administrative vacancies. Sparked by an anticipated need for certified leaders in the near future, the three entities joined together to offer a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL).
The level of interest and response required two cohorts to be formed. The cohorts are comprised of current teachers or school counselors who are currently employed by the Newburgh Enlarged City School District or surrounding districts.
The overarching goals of the program are to secure an effective leader for every school, to prepare for an anticipated leadership gap, and to provide opportunities within our district for growth. Participants of the program are current teachers or school counselors who are interested in becoming principals, assistant principals, area directors or supervisors, teacher leaders, or simply to enhance their knowledge of leadership.
Participants will be taking courses on Saturdays at Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus and online for four consecutive semesters, which includes a summer semester. Additionally, participants must complete six credits of internship experience consisting of 710 hours working alongside an intern mentor who is a successful, experienced, and currently practicing certified administrator.
“We are excited to have such a strong response from aspiring leaders from within our district and nearby districts. We are thankful for our partnership with the Mid-Hudson School Study Council and SUNY at New Paltz and know that our future leaders are embarking on an exciting journey of developing and cultivating the important skills that are required for being a successful school leader.” Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District
“The Council is delighted to partner with the NECSD and SUNY at New Paltz in a second cohort effort, following on the heels of a very successful inaugural administrative cohort in the Goshen area, begun in January 2018. Knowing the administrative needs of our Hudson Valley Districts over the next five years, these new leaders will be critical in meeting the demand.” Roberta Greene, Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson School Study Council
More information about the certificate program from SUNY at New Paltz:
The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) program is a 30-credit post-master’s program leading to certification as School Building Leader (SBL) and/or School District Leader (SDL). A six-credit internship is part of this program.
Criteria for review will focus on the conceptual framework of the Department of Educational Studies & Leadership and equivalence with current course offerings.
TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).