Ten prospective principals have reported for a year of training, starting with a demanding five-week boot camp.
CMSD's second Aspiring Principals Academy got under way Monday at the East Professional Center with what is officially called a “summer intensive.”
Candidates will be thrust into simulated school situations in sessions that run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some members of the academy’s first graduating class said the training was invaluable but called “intensive” an accurate description for the camp.
Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon gave the hopefuls a warm welcome Monday. Yet, he made it clear that expectations run high in a District that believes school reform begins with building principals.