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March 8, 2023

2022-2023 New Principals Academy

August 3, 2022
October 23, 2022
December 7, 2022
March 8, 2023

Click here to download the flyer.

Objective: The New Principals Academy provides relevant just-in-time information and interactive activities designed to support new K-12 principals and other school administrators.  Academy sessions will take place in conjunction with COSA conferences (see below).

Mentorship Support: Participation includes ongoing mentoring throughout the 2022/23 school year by OESPA and OASSA Executive Committee members. Professional support is provided by COSA staff, OESPA and OASSA leadership, and experienced administrators throughout Oregon.

In order to participate, you must be a COSA “Active” member.

Session Focus:

  • Getting to Know Your Constituents: Staff, Students, Parents, and the Community
  • Communicating Your Why: Building Mission, Vision, and Culture on Day One
  • Instructional Leadership: Modeling Teaching and Learning Daily
  • Preparing for the First 100 Days: Programs, Systems, and Practices
  • Special Education and 504: What You Need to Know as a School Leader
  • Leading For Equity: Ensuring the Success of Every Student
  • Staff and Student Investigations, Documentation, and Reporting
  • Evaluation Timelines and Processes: Preparing for Mid-Year Reviews, Contract Renewals, Non-Extensions, and Plans of Assistance
  • And much more!


Academy sessions are offered in conjunction with these COSA events; more details to come.

August 3, 2022 8:30-12:30 Graduate Hotel, Eugene Summer Conference
October 23, 2022 9:00-3:00 Graduate Hotel, Eugene Principals Conference
December 7, 2022 9:00-1:00 Graduate Hotel, Eugene Law Conference
March 8, 2023 9:00-1:00 Graduate Hotel, Eugene M&EL Conference


Cost: $895 for the year-long Academy experience. Registration includes the four COSA conferences at no charge.
Registration: Contact Sera Lockwood at or 503-581-3141.
Questions: Contact Tina Acker at or Carmen Gelman,


Click here to download the March 8th agenda.