•  Wichita Public Schools Leadership and Development Framework

    Wichita Public Schools is committed to offering opportunities for staff to grow and develop their teaching and leadership skills throughout their careers. For academic staff interested in formal and informal leadership roles in our schools, we offer a few programs to help you on your journey. Current staff interested in purusing any of these opportunities should contact the Elementary or Secondary offices for more information. 

    Professional Development for Aspiring Leaders

    Opportunity Teacher Leadership Academy

    OTLA provides teachers strategies and tools to become leaders in their schools. The program is designed for teachers who want more of an informal leadership role in their school as a teacher leader who can impact the school by growing themselves and mentoring other teachers.

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    Aspiring Building Leader

    The WPS Aspiring Leader Program will provide a semester-long learning opportunity that supports a pool of qualified and well trained instructional and relational leaders that stand ready to apply for consideration for any future building leader vacancies. 


    Further Leadership Development for Building Leaders

    First Year Assistant Principal Learning Academy

    The First Year APLA is structured to provide first year assistant principals with core competencies required of a building leader around leadership, culture systems and instruction. Mentoring from an established AP are key elements of this year long professional learning.


    Assistant Principal Learning Academy

    The WPS APLA provides all assistant principals year-long, monthly meetings with members of the Superintendent’s cabinet. Professional learning is aligned with the Professional Standards for Educational Leadership and the WPS Strategic Plan.


    First Year Principal Learning Academy

    The First Year PLA is structured to provide first year principals with a deeper dive into core competencies required of a building leader around leadership, culture systems and instruction through the lens of a building principal. Mentoring from an established principal are key elements of this year long professional learning.


    Principal Learning Academy

    The WPS APLA provides all principals year-long, monthly meetings with members of the Superintendent’s cabinet. Professional learning is aligned with the Professional Standards for Educational Leadership and the WPS Strategic Plan.

Last Modified on January 20, 2021