“This is the best training I get every month and it keeps me going in the correct direction.” — CAPS Participant
“These are one of the few workshops that I have attended that truly motivates me.” — CAPS Participant
“The presentations are fun and insightful. I feel like I am learning and growing in my profession.” — CAPS Participant
The California Principals’ Support Network (CAPS) is designed to support principals in their leadership roles in their schools through an annual series of facilitated sessions with a cohort of peers.
In 2018-19 the CAPS Network will support cohorts of school principals in the following locations:
• UC Davis
• Ventura COE
• Mendocino County (Ukiah USD)
• Simi Valley USD
In the 2017-18 inaugural year, the California Principals’ Support Network (CAPS Network) had 29 principals in the Northern California cohort and 30 principals in the Southern California cohort.
Participants will learn ways to manage demanding schedules and stay focused on the high leverage strategies that impact student and teacher learning. CAPS Network principals examine practices that improve school culture, enhance teacher practice, and methods of enacting schoolwide supports for student learning.
The CAPS Network offers participating principals opportunities to develop leadership skills to analyze the needs of your school, develop evidence-based action plans to address those needs, and take effective action to improve student outcomes. Through the network, participating principals join a community of supportive colleagues who share the belief that all students can be successful; want to reflect on their leadership and push the thinking and practice of colleagues and want a safe and confidential space to explore the deepest fears and challenges in their work.
Learn from expert presenters Dr. Thomas W. Many and Dr. Cynthia Pilar.
Dr. Many is one of the country’s most compelling and sought-after speakers on organizational change, particularly on the principal’s role in leadership that promotes high levels of learning for all students.
Dr. Pilar has established and led learning networks and communities of practice for school and district leaders since 2004. As a teacher, principal and superintendent, she developed supportive, collaborative cultures focused on student learning.
Six full-days of professional development throughout the year:
DAY 1 & 2 - Leading a Learning Culture
DAY 3 & 4 - Building a Learning-Focused Culture
DAY 5 & 6 - Improvement of Instructional Practice
A cohort model of collegial support among 25-30 K-12 principals, as well as coaching support between sessions by expert facilitator coaches. Practical tools, protocols and resources to implement immediately.
Cohort 2018-2019 is currently full.
Participating Districts 2018-2019:
Anderson Valley USD
Cotati Rohnert Park USD
Fort Bragg USD
Fort Bragg USD – Alternative Ed. Site
Livermore Valley JUSD
New Haven USD
Oxnard Elementary SD
Placerville Union SD
Pleasant Valley SD
Round Valley USD
San Rafael City ESD
Saugus Union SD
Simi Valley USD
Sonoma Valley USD
St. Helena USD
Willits Charter School
For more information, please contact Tina Murdoch, Director of the Center for Applied Policy in the UC Davis School of Education: firstname.lastname@example.org