Developing Leaders

Leaders in Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) consistently work together to further articulate and implement strategies toward the accomplishment of the PWCS Strategic Plan. PWCS values leaders with the skills and training that model 21st-century skills to innovate and lead change focused on student learning and achieving high standards that prepare our graduates to compete in a global community. PWCS leaders must be knowledgeable about innovative instruction, execute a vision for success and continuous improvement, model high expectations for teachers and students, and promote positive and collaborative environments that inspire others to maximize their potential and impact.

To intentionally support and equip leaders in their efforts, PWCS developed its Leadership Induction Program. This program develops and facilitates a customized multi-year academy experience in which participants build and cultivate individual leadership capacity and confidence toward their sustained development as continuous improvement leaders.

New Administrator Institute

The New Administrator Institute is designed to welcome new leaders within PWCS. This program communicates the mission and vision of leading within PWCS and provides a just-in-time overview of critical topics to enable leaders to have a successful start in their new roles. This institute is designed for the following:

Cohort 1

  • New Administrative Interns (AI)
  • New Assistant Principals (not having AI experience)

Cohort 2

New Principals
  • All Principals new to PWCS
  • All first-time Principals
Central Office Administrators (Administrative Coordinators, Supervisors, and Directors)
  • Central office staff new in their role
  • Central office staff new to PWCS

Educational Leader Induction

The required Educational Leader (EL) Induction is a professional development induction program for Principals. The program builds the knowledge and skills to become effective Principal leaders in PWCS.

  • First-year principals participate in seven full-days of professional development.
  • Second-year principals participate in four full-days of professional development.

The curriculum of the Leadership framework is aligned with the Educational Leadership Standards

  • Instructional Leadership
  • School Climate
  • Human Resource Management
  • Community and Community Relations
  • Professionalism
  • Student Academic Progress

And the Foundations of Leadership

  • Shaping a Vision of Academic Success
  • Improving Instruction
  • Cultivating Leadership in Others
  • Creating a Climate Supportive to Maximizing the Educational Environment
  • Managing People, Data, and Processes to Foster Continuous Improvement

School Advisory Council Resources

Last year, all administrators received access to the OneNote digital notebook with school advisory council resources. Various sections include:

  • Documents
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • Templates

Resources follow the year's planning cycle from August through June. To access the notebook, go to CO-PFLN Advisory Council, then go to the Content Library.