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The Aspiring Leader Program

The purpose of the Aspiring Leader Program (ALP) is to recruit, develop, and retain assistant principals who will achieve the mission and goals of Gwinnett County Public Schools. To be effective, an assistant principal must have the knowledge, skills, and talent that cannot be acquired in college courses alone. The program helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice for teachers aspiring to be assistant principals. Every attempt is made to tailor the curriculum and experiences to meet the specific needs of those accepted into the program and to align with the Gwinnett Leader Effectiveness Standards.

Teaching methods include case studies, role-playing activities, panel discussions, and collaborative adult learning. After completing the coursework, potential assistant principals participate in a three-week residency during summer school. All cohort members go through the leadership screening process.

  • Instructional Leadership
  • School Climate
  • Communication/Public Relations
  • Human Resources Management
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Planning and Assessment
  • Organizational Management
  • Professionalism


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