The Leadership Crisis

50%

Of Principals Quit During Their First Three Years

$75k

Average Cost
To Replace
A Principal

40%

Of Principals Plan
To Quit In The Next Few Years

1 in 5

Schools Lose Their Principal Each Year

The Effects of the Leadership Crisis

High Teacher Turnover

Poor School Culture

Financial Cost of Principal Replacement

Decreased Student Achievement

Lower Graduation Rates

An entire year of support from master administrators.
A community of peers to collaborate, plan, and share.
Finally, a comprehensive solution that doesn’t increase your burden. 

Effective Schools Leadership Academy

The Effective Schools Leadership Academy supports leaders throughout the entire year, with five core elements to build confident, connected, and capable leaders.

  • 12 Relevant Topics
  • 12 Coach-Led Deep Dive Sessions
  • 8 Plan & Collaborate Sessions
  • 4 Mentor Sessions

  • 20 Relevant Topics
  • 20 Coach-Led Deep Dive Sessions
  • 2 Plan & Collaborate Sessions
  • 2 Mentor Sessions
  • 16 Relevant Topics
  • 16 Coach-Led Deep Dive Sessions
  • 10 Plan & Collaborate Sessions
  • 2 Mentor Sessions

  • 12 Relevant Topics
  • 12 Coach-Led Deep Dive Sessions
  • 8 Plan & Collaborate Sessions
  • 4 Mentor Sessions
  • 20 Relevant Topics
  • 20 Coach-Led Deep Dive Sessions
  • 2 Plan & Collaborate Sessions
  • 2 Mentor Sessions
  • 16 Relevant Topics
  • 16 Coach-Led Deep Dive Sessions
  • 10 Plan & Collaborate Sessions
  • 2 Mentor Sessions

Online Course:

  • Right-on-Time PD scheduled at the perfect time during the year to prepare the leader for what’s next.  
  • One-hour online course. 
  • Completed on the users’ schedule.  
  • The online course is a prerequisite for the Virtual Peer Network meeting and the Group Coaching Project. 

Deep Dive Sessions: 

  • Up to 30 peers to collaborate with and support each other to learn, grow, and reflect
  • Led by a Master-Level administrator
  • Collaboration to deepen learning and to explore ways to apply what was learned

Virtual Group Project:

  • Up to 8 peers to collaborate and support each other through the project 
  • Led by a Master-Level administrator  
  • The Real-World projects are perfectly timed during the school year. 
  • Sessions consist of discussion, planning, application, and reflection for application. 

Mentoring Support:  

  • One-on-One, just in time mentoring sessions 
  • Mentors are experienced, master-level administrators
  • The topics are issues, challenges that the mentee is experiencing at the moment

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Online Course:

  • Right-on-Time PD scheduled at the perfect time during the year to prepare the leader for what’s next.  
  • One-hour online course. 
  • Completed on the users’ schedule.  
  • The online course is a prerequisite for the Virtual Peer Network meeting and the Group Coaching Project. 

Deep Dive Sessions: 

  • Up to 30 peers to collaborate with and support each other to learn, grow, and reflect
  • Led by a Master-Level administrator
  • Collaboration to deepen learning and to explore ways to apply what was learned

Virtual Group Project:

  • Up to 8 peers to collaborate and support each other through the project 
  • Led by a Master-Level administrator  
  • The Real-World projects are perfectly timed during the school year. 
  • Sessions consist of discussion, planning, application, and reflection for application. 

Mentoring Support:  

  • One-on-One, just in time mentoring sessions 
  • Mentors are experienced, master-level administrators
  • The topics are issues, challenges that the mentee is experiencing at the moment

Benefits

Virtual

All aspects of the program are virtual

School Safety

Ensures leaders stay on campus

Cost Effective

Save money on travel

Master-Led

All aspects are led by Expert Authors, Trainers, Master Administrators.

Support-Focused

Participants join an ongoing community support from peers and master-level administrators

Some of our Trainers and Coaches

John Hinds

John Hinds is a former master “Principal on Special Assignment” in a 6A school district and a trained Life Coach. John serves on the Board of a charitable foundation aimed at improving opportunities for disadvantaged students and collaborates with Fortune 500 companies to promote innovation in public education.

Dr. Frederick Buskey

Dr. Frederick Buskey has over 32 years of experience in K-12 and higher education leadership. He provides simple frameworks and tools to improve both life and leadership skills. Dr. Buskey is passionate about investing time in growing teachers, rather than putting out fires. He hosts The Assistant Principal Podcast and is the author of “The Strategic Leader Daily Email”, sharing powerful leadership tools, tips, and topics with subscribers assistant principals to lead effectively.

Veronica V. Sopher

Veronica V. Sopher is a dynamic school communications leader with more than 20 years of experience in K-12 leadership. She has served as the Chief Communications Officer for several large and mid-sized school districts. Throughout her career, she earned numerous professional awards and has led national award-winning teams. Sopher serves as a mentor to several school communications professionals and has held leadership positions for the Texas Schools Public Relations Association, including serving as President in 2021. Sopher provides leadership, vision, direction, and execution of major district communication programs, strategies, events, and activities.

Principal Level 1 Overview

Your school district will thrive with a Principal who exudes confidence, fosters strong connections, and is capable in all situations. You can achieve this through our online courses, virtual peer network sessions, coaching on projects, and one-on-one sessions with master level mentors.

16 Online Course Topics, including:

  • Effective School Leadership
  • Communication and School Culture
  • Effective Systems and Practices
  • Instructional Leadership and PLCs
  • Effective Teacher Support and Learning
  • Analyzing Assessment Data to Improve Instruction
  • Self-Care and Work/Life Harmony

Deep Dive Sessions

*Each course is followed by a Virtual Peer Network Session, led by a coach.

10 Projects Led by Coaches, including:

  • Creating daily/weekly/monthly calendar
  • Assessing Key Systems for Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Effective Informal Walkthrough Process
  • Assessing Teachers’ Unique Needs
  • Providing Targeted PD and Support to Teachers
  • Using School Information and Data for Planning
  • Assessing School Culture

Mentoring by Master Level Administrator

Up to 10 one-on-one sessions with a Master Level Administrator

Assistant Principal Level 1 Overview

Confident, Connected, and Composed Assistant Principals are better equipped to support the Principal and create a thriving school environment. You can acquire these skills through our online courses, virtual leader network sessions, coaching on projects, and one-on-one sessions with expert mentors.

Over 20 Online Course Topics, including:

  • Utilizing My Strengths to Enrich My Leadership Capacity
  • Communication and School Culture
  • Setting Priority and Time Management
  • School Systems, routines, processes, and procedures
  • Managing and Encouraging Positive Student Behavior
  • Teacher Walkthroughs and Observations
  • Analyzing Assessment Data to Improve Instruction
  • Self-Care and Work/Life Harmony

Deep Dive Sessions

*Each course is followed by a Virtual Leader Network Session, led by a coach.

Projects Led by Coaches, including:

  • Using School Information and Data for Planning
  • Working with Stakeholders to Assess School Culture

Mentoring by Master Level Administrator

Up to 8 one-on-one sessions with a Master Level Administrator

Aspiring Leader Level 1 Overview

Your district will benefit from having a strong roster of Confident, Connected, and Composed leaders with the skills needed to create a thriving school environment. Aspiring Leaders can acquire these skills through our online courses, virtual leader network sessions, coaching on projects, and one-on-one sessions with expert mentors.

Over 12 Online Course Topics, including:

  • Effective School Leadership
  • Communication and School Culture
  • Effective Systems and Practices 
  • Instructional Leadership and PLCs
  • Effective Teacher Support and Learning
  • Analyzing Assessment Data to Improve Instruction
  • Self-Care and Work/Life Harmony

Deep Dive Sessions

*Each course is followed by a Virtual Leader Network Session, led by a coach.

8 Projects Led by Coaches, including:

  • Evaluating Skills of a Leader
  • Developing Personal Growth
  • Effective Informal Walkthrough Process
  • Participating as an Instructional Leader
  • Increasing Family Engagement
  • Assessing School Culture
  • Developing Your Personal Brand
  • Using Data to Affect Change

Mentoring by Master Level Administrator

Up to 4 one-on-one sessions with a Master Level Administrator

Principal Level 1 Overview

Your school district will thrive with a Principal who exudes confidence, fosters strong connections, and is capable in all situations. You can achieve this through our online courses, virtual peer network sessions, coaching on projects, and one-on-one sessions with master level mentors.

Over 16 Online Course Topics, including:

  • Effective School Leadership
  • Communication and School Culture
  • Effective Systems and Practices
  • Instructional Leadership and PLCs
  • Effective Teacher Support and Learning
  • Analyzing Assessment Data to Improve Instruction
  • Self-Care and Work/Life Harmony

Deep Dive Sessions

*Each course is followed by a Virtual Peer Network Session, led by a coach.

10 Projects Led by Coaches, including:

  • Creating daily/weekly/monthly calendar
  • Assessing Key Systems for Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Effective Informal Walkthrough Process
  • Assessing Teachers’ Unique Needs
  • Providing Targeted PD and Support to Teachers
  • Using School Information and Data for Planning
  • Assessing School Culture

Mentoring by Master Level Administrator

Up to 10 one-on-one sessions with a Master Level Administrator

Assistant Principal Level 1 Overview

Confident, Connected, and Composed Assistant Principals are better equipped to support the Principal and create a thriving school environment. You can acquire these skills through our online courses, virtual leader network sessions, coaching on projects, and one-on-one sessions with expert mentors.

Over 20 Online Course Topics, including:

  • Utilizing My Strengths to Enrich My Leadership Capacity
  • Communication and School Culture
  • Setting Priority and Time Management
  • School Systems, routines, processes, and procedures
  • Managing and Encouraging Positive Student Behavior
  • Teacher Walkthroughs and Observations
  • Analyzing Assessment Data to Improve Instruction
  • Self-Care and Work/Life Harmony

Deep Dive Sessions

*Each course is followed by a Virtual Leader Network Session, led by a coach.

Projects Led by Coaches, including:

  • Using School Information and Data for Planning
  • Working with Stakeholders to Assess School Culture

Mentoring by Master Level Administrator

Up to 8 one-on-one sessions with a Master Level Administrator

Aspiring Leader Level 1 Overview

Your district will benefit from having a strong roster of Confident, Connected, and Composed leaders with the skills needed to create a thriving school environment. Aspiring Leaders can acquire these skills through our online courses, virtual leader network sessions, coaching on projects, and one-on-one sessions with expert mentors.

Over 12 Online Course Topics, including:

  • Effective School Leadership
  • Communication and School Culture
  • Effective Systems and Practices 
  • Instructional Leadership and PLCs
  • Effective Teacher Support and Learning
  • Analyzing Assessment Data to Improve Instruction
  • Self-Care and Work/Life Harmony

Deep Dive Sessions

*Each course is followed by a Virtual Leader Network Session, led by a coach.

8 Projects Led by Coaches, including:

  • Evaluating Skills of a Leader
  • Developing Personal Growth
  • Effective Informal Walkthrough Process
  • Participating as an Instructional Leader
  • Increasing Family Engagement
  • Assessing School Culture
  • Developing Your Personal Brand
  • Using Data to Affect Change

Mentoring by Master Level Administrator

Up to 4 one-on-one sessions with a Master Level Administrator