TASA is pleased to announce a new partnership with N2 Learning that furthers our mission of developing school leaders who create and sustain student-centered schools and develop future-ready students: the Assistant Principal Leadership Academy (APL).
APL provides assistant principals with valuable leadership training based on the principles of the TASA visioning document, Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas, that will not only prepare them to take on the role of principal but also to grow as transformational leaders.
APL participants will engage in work that:
- develops understanding of the core principles of Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas
- encourages the practical application of transformational leadership ideas
- prepares them for the principalship
- develops skills specific to school leadership
- places value on building a learning organization
- prepares students for their future
TASA’s partnership on APL is one way we are working to provide learning opportunities that align with the various career pathways of TASA members — one of the long-term strategies outlined in the TASA Strategic Framework for achieving the association’s aspirations by 2025.
Assistant principals who participate in APL will benefit not only from what they learn during the academy, but also from being part of a cohort of like-minded leaders — a network they can come to rely on in the years to come. In this way, TASA’s partnership on APL also supports our long-term strategy of cultivating networks of leaders engaged in meaningful work that advances the principles of the TASA visioning document, so it is truly a great match!
About N2 Learning
N2 Learning was established in 2011 by veteran Texas school leaders with the mission of helping school districts achieve their highest aspirations. They have worked with education entities across the state and beyond on projects related to assessment and accountability, leadership development, planning and facilitation, and search services. N2 Learning also manages and facilitates Texas’ statewide Principals’ Institute, the Executive Leadership Institute for central office individual and team development, and a Digital by Design professional development series for district teams that provides a focused approach to helping districts create and sustain a fearless learning culture through the meaningful integration of technology. They are well-equipped to lead an intensive leadership training academy for assistant principals, and TASA looks forward to expanding our partnership with them in the coming years to include the Principals’ Institute and Principals’ Institute 2.0.
About the Assistant Principal Leadership Academy (APL)
APL will be offered regionally during 2019-20, allowing assistant principals to learn alongside peers from neighboring districts and allowing districts to minimize travel expenses for attendees. And thanks to the generosity of the districts hosting the academy around the state, registration fees can be kept low, at $1,000 per person for six, half-day sessions throughout the school year.
Austin/San Antonio Cohort
Hosted by Georgetown ISD (Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning)
2019-20 APL Meeting Dates: September 25, October 16, December 11, February 5, April 15, June 2
Dallas Area Cohort
Hosted by Allen ISD (Allen High School)
2019-20 APL Meeting Dates: September 16, October 17, December 2, February 19, April 2, June 2
Houston Area Cohort
Hosted by Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (Berry Center)
2019-20 APL Meeting Dates: September 24, October 22, December 3, February 6, April 7, June 9
Lubbock Area Cohort
Hosted by Frenship ISD (Casey Administration Building)
2019-20 APL Meeting Dates: September 30, October 9, December 10, February 19, April 15, June 8
Rio Grande Valley Cohort
Hosted by Harlingen CISD
2019-20 APL Meeting Dates: September 16, October 10, December 12, February 20, April 23, June 2
Corpus Christi/Victoria Cohort
Hosted by Victoria ISD (Victoria ISD Conference Center)
2019-20 APL Meeting Dates: September 24, October 16, December 18, February 12, April 23, June 10
Who should attend?
Assistant principals who strive to be:
- prepared for the role of principal
- engaged in purposeful networks of leaders of meaningful work that advances the principles in Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas
- transformative leaders