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Success of Leadership Academy Presented to Tennessee House of Representatives

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences offers one of the most successful Leadership Academies for aspiring school principals in the State of Tennessee.  At the invitation extended by Academy Director Jim Mcintyre, Chairman John Forgety visited the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and their Leadership Academy.  Forgety’s visit included meeting the fellows and learning about the program through their experiences and successes.

Being highly impressed, Forgety invited Mcintyre to testify about the success of the program to the Tennessee House of Representatives Education Committee at their Joint Summer Study hearing along with Paul Fleming and Hank Staggs from the Tennessee Department of Education who presented information about the Tennessee Transformational Leadership Alliance and the Governor’s Academy for School Leadership.

The University of Tennnessee’s Leadership Academy is a collaborative effort between local school districts and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Educational Leadership to prepare and develop the next generation of outstanding school leadership in our communities. This rigorous, immersive 15-month professional learning experience successfully trains candidates for the increasingly complex and demanding job of school principal. Through the Leadership Academy, a small and extremely talented cohort of aspiring school principals learn effective strategies of instructional and transformational leadership from experienced leaders, researchers, professors, and each other.

The 2018-19 Leadership Academy cohort currently has 12 fellows enrolled. Learn more about this year’s cohort and the program.