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RELAY/NPAF Cohort 5 (2017-18)

We are pleased to announce 8 vacancies for the 2017-18 National School Leader Preparation program. The deadline to submit names to TLEB is March 1, 2017. This year, there will be a sub-grant application available to help LEAs/Charters defray the tuition.  Please check back soon for a link to the application.  HR Directors and DPAS-II Leads will receive it directly via email.  LEAs/Charters are responsible for the travel costs incurred for participants to/from the summer session and the four intercessions. Participants are eligible for graduate credit, but are not obligated to complete the graduate portion of the program.

There are two cohort summer sessions offered, however it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for participants to attend the earliest session in order to prepare for the academic year:

Cohort 1 (Denver, Colorado) – June 19-30 for Principals; June 19-23 for Principal Supervisors

Cohort 2 (Houston, Texas) – July 10 – 21 for Principals and Principal Supervisors

Leadership Team participants attend July 10-14

Intercessions for the 2017-18 school year are:

Oct. 12-14 (cohort 1 only) – Denver, CO

Oct. 26-28 (cohort 2 only) – New York, NY

Dec. 15-16 (cohort 1 & 2) – Philadelphia, PA

Feb. 9-10 (cohort 1 & 2) – Philadelphia, PA

May 11-12 (cohort 1 only) – Denver, CO

May 18-19 (cohort 2 only) – New York, NY

Curriculum focuses on three key elements: Data-Driven Instruction, Student Culture & Observation & Feedback. One key feature of this program is that it is in effect an action research project with videotaped sessions and homework submitted for feedback with the Relay Leadership Team throughout the year.

Please email for any additional information and/or to submit names.

DPAS II Support Training for Evaluators – Course #25365

The Department is offering additional training opportunities for DPAS-II credentialed observers to hone their observation skills.  Please see the Principals Weekly for detailed descriptions.

  • Questioning & Discussion Techniques to Support DPAS-II – Course #25365/Section # 43501 is to Support DPAS II Component 3d. – February 13, 2017

Please email if you have questions.

DPAS II Boot Camp Training for Evaluators – Course #43013

February 8-10, 2017 Please note: this will be the only BOOT CAMP until July.

This training is for evaluators of teachers and specialists. This training is also required of all new administrators and a prerequisite for the credentialing assessment needed to be a qualified evaluator.

Please email if you have questions.

Assistant Principal (AP) Academy 2016-17 is FULL!

Registration is full for the Winter and Spring Session for the AP Academy. Check back for potential summer sessions.

January 17 and May 2  (Course No. 25231, Sessions 43063 and 43064) will be 8:30 - 3:30 p.m. with a working lunch (panel of guest APs); Collette Center, Dover, DE.

This is a two day workshop presented by NASSP trainer Tom Evans titled, "10 Skills for Successful School Leaders:  A Focus on the Assistant Principal." (See linked flier for details.) details). These two sessions are limited to 45 participants as course materials and a luncheon are provided. These sessions are designed to help APs develop the necessary skills to support and grow in their work as a professional.  DASL will partner with NASSP and DOE to support new/novice APs between sessions as they work through their evaluation plan. If you have any new/novice APs, please consider these opportunities and have them register.

Delaware Principals Advisory Group (DPAG) SY 2016-17

All school leaders are invited to participate in quarterly Delaware Principals Advisory Group (DPAG) meetings.  The purpose of DPAG is to allow building leaders the opportunity to meet with colleagues from around the state to learn about key updates, hear about happenings in the field, and provide essential feedback.  The dates for the 2016-2017 school year are:

  1. Monday, February 13
  2. Monday, April 24 (revised 11.1.16)

All meetings will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Townsend Building Cabinet Room.  RSVP to or 302.735.4130.

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For additional information, please contact:

Kelley Brake
Education Associate, School Leadership Evaluation & Professional Learning

(302) 735-4130