About the Leadership Academy
The Leadership Academy affords qualified educators within West Hartford Public Schools the opportunity to learn advanced leadership skills and dispositions that have been proven to enhance student achievement. Successful candidates demonstrate leadership potential, express the desire to lead, and possess the ability to establish collaborative relationships.
Over the course of a two-year cohort, Academy participants collaboratively create questions for study based upon the CT School Leadership Standards. Seminars are driven by a process of collaborative inquiry in which participants explore new learning and apply it to their current positions and Independent Leadership Projects.
Participants design, implement, and reflect upon an Independent Leadership Project. By sharing their findings, educators enhance the entire cohort’s understanding of the topic studied and the leadership growth experienced.
Administrators from the district serve as mentors by providing participants with ongoing guidance and support. This collegial exchange is the cornerstone of the Leadership Academy, in that it utilizes the expertise of our current administrative team to help develop a cadre of leaders from within West Hartford Public Schools.
The Leadership Academy cultivates leadership skills and dispositions that have been proven to positively influence student achievement. The Academy reflects West Hartford Public Schools’ commitment to nurture teacher leaders and sustain its tradition of educational excellence.