Register now for GCSA’s Charter School Leadership Center, an intensive six-month virtual leadership program that equips aspiring and current charter school administrators with the tools they need to excel in charter school leadership. Leadership Center cohort members can also take advantage of peer networking and strategically matched mentorships with seasoned charter school leaders.
Cohort members will take part in monthly virtual cohort meetings from September 2020 – February 2021. Register by Sept. 1, 2020. To apply or schedule a brief conversation to learn more about the Charter School Leadership center, email Aarti Sharma, GCSA’s VP of New School Development, at email@example.com.
These convenings will provide relevant and timely support on the following topics:
- Focused Professional Development
- Instructional Strategies that Work
- A Charter School’s Role in Advocacy
- Leveraging Partnerships and Relationships
- Strategic Planning and Succession Planning
- Principal vs. Board vs. CEO: Working Together
- Staffing: Recruiting and Retaining Excellent Staff
- Marketing and PR: Recruiting Families During COVID-19
- Maximizing Funding: FTE Reporting and Other Strategies
Cohort members will take part in monthly virtual cohort meetings from September 2020 – February 2021. The cost is $4,000 for non-members and $3,000 for GCSA members. Group discounts are available.
“I believe the Leadership Center is a necessity for all leaders of all Georgia charter schools,” said Patrick Muhammad, Principal of Chattahoochee Hills Charter School. “Taking part in the leadership center allowed me to connect with experts in the field and use them as a resource.
“If you’re thinking about joining the Leadership Center, please do it. Don’t limit yourself by thinking that this program is only for those who have aspirations to become a leader or school administrator, “said Whitney Fulton Cotton, a fourth-grade teacher at International Community School. “Participating in this program has made me a better classroom teacher and a better team member. Understanding that my role is integral to the success of my school and learning that my principal and administrators are dependent on me has been wonderful for my career and the success that I’ve had in the classroom this year.”
“It has given me a broader perspective on what it takes to make a school successful,” said Britton Bateman, a board member for The Main Street Academy. “I think it will help the charter school where I serve as a board member, because I now have a deeper understanding of how educators and school administrators relate to each other on a daily basis. I also obtained a greater knowledge about school-level curriculum, initiatives, programming and what’s behind classroom and administrative decisions.”