The Leadership Academy, a school principal training program, has announced its 2011-2012 class of participants. A collaborative venture between UT Knoxville and the Knox County Schools, the Leadership Academy prepares talented individuals to become outstanding new school principals through a full-time, intensive 15-month fellowship program.
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UT Knoxville and the Knox County Schools will announce the 2011-2012 class of the Leadership Academy this week. Members will be announced at a press conference on Monday, Feb. 28 prior to the Knox County School Board meeting. The press conference will be held at 4 p.m. at the Andrew Johnson Building, 912 S. Gay St.
alented educators who aspire to be principals in the Knox County Schools are encouraged to apply to be a part of the next cohort of the Leadership Academy, a collaborative effort between the Knox County Schools and UT. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011.
Betty Sue Sparks remembers when she was an elementary school principal trying to mediate between school staff, students and parents over how much noise was tolerable in the cafeteria. Now Sparks, the Cornerstone Principal in Residence at the Center for Educational Leadership at UT Knoxville, is the person area school principals and assistant principals can call upon when they need advice.