Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
3/8/2019 - 7:00 PM  
Curriculum and Instruction  
Update on Executive Leadership Development Plan  
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Objective 1.1 Educational Excellence
ACPS will regularly assess and respond to the needs, interests, and abilities of individual students.
Objective 3.5 Leadership Development
ACPS will establish programs to identify talent and provide opportunities for future leadership roles.
IA - Instructional Goals and Objectives  
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
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Agenda Item Summary:
Ms. Cathy David is working with the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) to develop and implement a framework for executive leadership development. This framework will guide the delivery of professional learning services related to leadership for ACPS building principals and other ACPS leaders who aspire to become principals in the school division.

Dr. Hutchings and I met with Ms. David on September 21, 2018, to discuss his vision for providing all ACPS principals with the appropriate level and type of individualized support needed to enhance their existing leadership skills and maximize their ability to lead ACPS schools to heightened levels of success. The discussion focused on the role of a principal leadership coach and how a more formalized principal leadership coaching program could positively impact student success and build capacity among our principals. Dr. Hutchings also indicated his desire to include appropriate leadership training for aspiring principals within this leadership development model. Ms. David enthusiastically endorsed Dr. Hutchings’ vision and agreed to develop a scope of work for the project. The scope of work was submitted to Dr. Hutchings and me on October 9, 2018, and a contract between ACPS and Ms. David was signed.
The Superintendent recommends the School Board review the information provided in the brief.  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Terri Mozingo - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:  
Gregory Hutchings - Superintendent