School Leadership Resources

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The Wallace FoundationThis Web site and resource center for principal training is part of an outreach campaign to enhance Kentucky’s education reform progress, focusing on the importance of school leadership and principal training programs which is made possible by a grant from The Wallace Foundation, a source of ideas for improving school leadership. The centerpiece of the outreach campaign is The Principal Story, a PBS documentary film about school leadership.

KET and Kentucky Resources

Literacy Leadership in Action : A Web site for principals and literacy leaders, produced by KET and Kentucky Department of Education, features video clips that examine successful literacy programs at nine Kentucky schools and explore how one district is taking its first steps on the journey to a comprehensive literacy program.

• Related article: Read about educator John Russ who uses the Literacy Leadership interactive learning tool to prepare his aspiring elementary school principals for their work.

Kentucky Cohesive Leadership System (KyCLS) Kentucky is utilizing a Wallace Foundation grant to focus on the challenges of “developing leadership that benefits the learning of all students using a more system-wide, coordinated approach to state-, district- and school-level policies and practices.”

School Administration Manager (SAM) Project This page is a comprehensive resource for learning about what a School Administration Manager (or SAM) is and does. Included are job descriptions, success tracking for programs already in place; training materials and a video presentation. Kentucky’s SAM project successes (Kentucky has 57 SAMs in schools) has encouraged the Wallace Foundation to support SAM projects in eight other states.

KET’s education partners are
the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE)
Kentucky Association of School Councils
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Kentucky Association of School Administrators
Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
the NewCities Institute Partnership for Kentucky Schools

These colleges and universities in Kentucky offer principal training programs: