The Principals’ Support Network 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 the 2017-18 inaugural year, the California Principals’ Support Network (CAPS Network) has 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: Tues, Wed, Sept. 12-13; Tues, Nov. 14; Tues, Jan. 9; Tues, Mar. 6; Tues, Apr.17
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 2017-2108 is currently full
Participating districts: Cotati Rohnert Park USD,Livermore Valley Joint USD, Sonoma Valley USD, New Haven USD, Ukiah USD, Reed Union SD, Livermore Valley Joint USD, San Rafael City Schools, Tracy USD, Woodland Joint USD, Geyserville USD, Acalanes Union High SD, St. Helena USD, San Rafael City Elementaryn SD, Placerville Union SD, Cotati-Rohnert Park
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