Registration Forms Are Now Available for the West Virginia Institute for 21st Century Leadership

March 07, 2006

State school principals have until March 27, 2006 to complete and submit an application to their county superintendents to participate in the 2006-07 West Virginia Institute for 21st Century Leadership. In the tradition of the WV Principalsí Academy in the 1980ís, this residential program at Glade Springs Resort from July 16-21 and two follow up sessions on December 1-3, 2006 and March 24-26, 2007 will provide dynamic, sustained professional development to current school principals.  

This pilot program, limited to 75 principals, will be replicated regionally in 2007, enabling the WVDE to reach nearly all principals, assistant principals, and some prospective principals in a three to five year cycle. All participantsí on-site expenses, including lodging, meals, materials, and technology tools will be provided by the WVDE. The county will pay the participantsí daily rate and expenses to and from the site. Attendance at the Institute automatically fulfills the forty-five hour professional development requirement for principals through the Center for Professional Development, and graduate credit will also be an option for the participants.  

Each county school superintendent will recommend three to five principals for this pilot. All counties will be guaranteed at least one position, and others will be allocated dependent on the number of county schools. The application may be accessed on-line at When completed, it must printed and submitted to the County Superintendent.  

For more information about the Institute, contact Lydia McCue, Special Assistant to the State Superintendent, West Virginia Department of Education or Linda Andresen at 304-558-3199. Email: or

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