|COSA program trains veteran leaders as mentors for new principals|
COSA Board members, and state and national award-winning principals and assistant principals gained coaching skills this week as they prepared to serve as mentors to new principals and assistant principals. (COSA mentors pictured here include: back row: Mike Scott, Doug Kartub, John O’Neill, Tim Larkin, Randy Trani, Shari Furtwangler, Jim Keegan, Michael Johnson, Bryan Starr; front row: Mike Donnelly, Amy Tiger, Carol O’Connor, Karen Luckhuaupt, Cindy Quintanilla, Jan Miner, Jani Hale, Suzanne Dalton.)
As part of COSA’s Principals Academy, new principals and assistant principals have the option of receiving support from a mentor. The COSA mentors will meet their mentees at the OASSA/OESPA Principals Conference for a breakfast meeting on Monday, October 19. The breakfast conversation will focus on supervision and evaluation, PLCs and getting to know each other.
At this week's session, mentors learned and practiced the skills and
stages in the cycle of powerful coaching. Heather Knight (Co-President
Leadership Innovations Team) facilitated the training. The coaching
strategies and techniques will help COSA mentors to support and assist
new principals as they begin their careers in administration.
"I appreciated the trainer’s ability to adjust to our needs, I can use
this training in my day-to-day job, the tools in the notebook were
excellent, and the role playing was fabulous,” Cindy Quintanilla, Rex
Putnam High School Principal, said.
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