The leadership opportunities fall within three “rungs” of the ladder: novice, professional and leader. Teachers and principals will be required to meet specific criteria in order to be selected for the Career Ladder program.
Under the teacher rungs are novice data specialists, professional instructional coach, and leader data/instructional coach. The teachers who are chosen as novice data specialists and professional instructional coach receive a stipend and continue as a classroom teacher. The leader data/instructional coach would be a full-time position.
Under the principal rungs are novice principal, professional principal and principal leader. Principals who are selected will receive a stipend and will continue in their role as building principal.“The District has a long tradition of providing outstanding educational opportunities for its students,” said Assistant Superintendent Mary Beth Scullion, who will administer the program along with Director, Pupil Personnel Amy Edgerton. “The grant will equip our teachers and educational leaders with the knowledge, skills and commitment to provide academic challenge and growth for our students and teachers for the next decade.”