Beginning Administrators Mentoring Academy seeks participants: Apply by Aug. 10


Ohio’s entry-year building principals and assistant principals have a new opportunity to receive mentoring from experienced principals through a Beginning Administrators Mentoring Academy. The deadline to apply is Aug. 10.
The Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) and Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) are offering the two-year academy with funding from the Ohio Department of Education.
Participants must attend academy conferences that take place Sept. 10-11 and Dec. 5-6. They also will receive a membership to OASSA or OEASA that includes two years of individual mentoring. Mentors will focus on their principals’ individual needs, give performance feedback and offer technical assistance in communication, team building, instructional leadership, family engagement, time management and use of data to improve student achievement.
Participants should be nominated by their district superintendents, or they can apply directly with endorsement from their superintendents. To nominate a principal, a superintendent simply fills out the beginning principal application form and completes the endorsement section. Here is more information on the academy and the application form.