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August 7, 2020
October 18, 2020
December 2, 2020
March 10, 2021

2020-2021 New Principals Academy (Virtual)


Academy Provides:

  • Focused on professional learning that will provide relevant just-in-time information and interactive activities designed to support new K-12 principals and other school administrators.
  • Professional support provided by COSA staff, OESPA and OASSA leadership, and experienced administrators throughout Oregon.
  • Participation includes registration to four of COSA’s premier professional learning events: the COSA Summer Conference, the Annual Principals Conference, the Oregon School Law Conference, and the English Learners Alliance Conference.
  • Participation includes ongoing mentoring throughout the 2020/21 school year by OESPA and OASSA Executive Committee members.

Session Focus:

  • Session #1: Getting to Know Your Stakeholders: Staff, Students, Parents, and the Community
  • Session #2: Communicating Your Why: Building Mission, Vision, and Culture on Day One
  • Session #3: Instructional Leadership: Modeling Teaching and Learning Daily
  • Session #4: Preparing for the First 100 Days: Programs, Systems, and Practices
  • Session #5: Special Education and 504: What You Need to Know as a School Leader
  • Session #6: Leading For Equity: Ensuring the Success of Every Student
  • Session #7: Staff and Student Investigations, Documentation, and Reporting
  • Session #8: Evaluation Timelines and Processes: Preparing for Mid-Year Reviews, Contract Renewals, Non-Extensions, and Plans of Assistance
  • Session #9: Budgeting 101: Developing, Implementing, and Monitoring a School Budget to Support Student Learning
  • Session #10: The Art and Science of Teaching: Building You School’s Professional Capacity through Recruitment, Hiring, and Onboarding

Program Dates and Locations:

  • Sessions 1-4 - Friday, August 7, 2020 - Zoom (8:00am - 1:00pm)
  • Sessions 5-6 - Sunday, October 18, 2020 -Zoom (8:00am -12:00pm)
  • Sessions 7-8 - Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - Oregon School Law Conference (9:00am - 12:00pm) Zoom
  • Sessions 9-10 - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - English Learners Alliance Conference (9:00am - 12:00pm) Zoom



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Click here to view the March agenda.