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Leadership Development - Gwinnett County Public Schools

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"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." -- Peter Drucker

This compelling statement is why there is a commitment to focus on this strategic initiative set forth by the CEO/Superintendent.

As the state's largest school system, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) values leaders who have the skills and training to lead world-class schools to increased levels of academic achievement for all students. Because of the changing demographics and tough educational leadership challenges in our schools, school leaders must be knowledgeable about instruction, guide the school's vision and mission, and promote a positive school environment in an era of accountability. Quality-Plus Leaders model high expectations for teachers and students, and execute a vision so that these expectations may be realized.

To prepare leaders for the future and the next generation of students, GCPS developed its Quality-Plus Leader Academy (QPLA). The academy provides GCPS professionals with a clear path to development, training, and support of both future and current leaders. It serves as an umbrella to cover all activities associated with the leadership pipeline in GCPS.


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