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Posted August 23, 2012

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Aspiring Principals Invited to Informational Meeting Thursday, Aug. 23

Level III teachers and instructional coaches are eligible to participate.

Level III teachers and instructional coaches who do not have an administrator’s license but are interested in becoming a school principal are invited to an informational meeting at 3 or 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the APS Building, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE. All applicants must be employed by APS. 

APS is recruiting for its third cohort of aspiring principals this month. The program focuses on the role of principals in improving student learning and the development of a comprehensive, rigorous program to support principals, with an emphasis on developing successful leaders for high-need schools. 

Aspiring Principals will receive

  • Partial tuition reimbursement for UNM graduate-level classes that lead to Public School Administrative Licensure, and
  • One-semester paid internships to allow participants to complete full-time administrative internships in high-need schools  

Newly Appointed Principals will receive

  • Peer mentors and district mentors
  • On-site coaching and support
  • Assistance in addressing compliance issues
  • Training in leadership skills such as classroom observation and teacher assessment/evaluation

 APS, UNM and the New Mexico School Leadership Institute were awarded a five-year, $3.7 million U.S. Dept. of Education grant in October 2010 to identify, train and support principals to help improve student learning in APS high-need schools. 

For more information, please contact Debbie Hamilton at 252-1017 or, or Mary Render at 362-9033 or

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