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The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its new Executive Leadership Series (ELS) in January 2022. This series is designed to develop and support building and central office leaders on an ongoing basis through job-embedded learning. ELS will focus on providing a cadre of leadership-focused professional learning opportunities that allow participants to network with their peers, learn from premier internal and external facilitators, and get hands-on solutions to today’s vital educational issues.

Aligned with Strategic Plan Goal Area 3 Staff Effectiveness to ensure recruiting, retaining, and developing highly qualified leaders, the goals of ELS include the following:

  • Create leadership-focused professional learning opportunities for building and central office leaders that will build capacity for advancing culturally responsive/equitable practices throughout the district
  • Provide a vehicle to identify, strategize and conduct cohort structured action research relative to a District’s academic need
  • Design opportunities to engage in strategic external partnerships

    The first cadre of learning opportunities are as follows:

    Glass ½ Full Leadership: Avoiding Professional Burnout by Maximizing Rest and Managing Change and Transition

    • Partner: Jill May, Ezer Counseling LLC

    Dare to Lead

    • Partner: Kelly Peaks, Horner Consultants LLC

    Central Office Induction Academy

    • Partners: sr4 Partners & DeKalb’s Human Resources Division

    Leading with a Vision for Excellence in Instruction: Instructional Leadership Team Development

    • Partner: TNTP

    Equity and Innovation Fellowship for Leaders

    • Partner: The Leadership Academy

    Listed below are the Fellows from the Equity and Innovation Fellowship for Leaders who were selected through a rigorous application process