MARCH 31, 2021 | DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP FOR REMOTE LEARNING PROGRAM EXPANDS TO INCLCUDE MENTORSHIP AND NETWORKING 
Following the graduation of one hundred forty school leaders from across the state in the inaugural cohort of Distinguished Leadership in a Remote Learning Environment (DLR), the North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals’ Association (NCPAPA) is expanding its program to include mentorship and peer networking.  

Through funding from the North Carolina State Employee’s Credit Union Foundation (NCSECU), and in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), NCPAPA will establish the Distinguished Practitioners Network (DPN).  The DPN will focus initially on North Carolina’s highest needs districts to provide support for principals through ongoing virtual networks led by school leaders with proven, evidenced-based school results over time in high-needs schools.  Read More













OCTOBER 20, 2002 | DLP ALUMNI SHOW A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF SCHOOLS MEETING OR EXCEEDING STUDENT GROWTH EXPECTATIONS
Principals participating in DLP report high levels of satisfaction on all aspects of the program as do their superintendents who supervise them. Additionally, an analysis based on the student growth status of schools showed that schools of the 150 DLP[SP1]  alumni principals who remained in their same schools after their participation in the program showed a higher percentage of schools meeting or exceeding student growth expectations when compared to statewide averages.  Read More


OCTOBER 15, 2020 | ​NCSSA & NCASLD ANNOUNCE RECIPIENTS OF DR. SAMUEL HOUSTON JR. LEADERSHIP AWARD

The North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) and the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) has announced the selection of the following as the recipients of the Dr. Samuel Houston Jr. Leadership Award; Dr. Frank Creech, Chief Academic Officer, Greene County Schools; Dr. Michael Myrick, Assistant Superintendent, Granville County Schools; Dr. Theresa Perry, Director of Professional Development, Cumberland County Schools; and Dr. La'Ronda Whiteside, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Hickory City Schools. This annual award is presented to graduates of the North Carolina School Superintendents' Association and the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development's Aspiring Superintendent Program, a program which is designed to empower transformational education leaders for North Carolina’s public schools. Read More 













OCTOBER 5, 2020 | MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED SELECTED TO PARTICIPSTE IN DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP FOR REMOTE LEARNING PROGRAM
Two hundred six school leaders, from across the state, have been selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of Distinguished Leadership in a Remote Learning Environment (DLR), a leadership development program for practicing school leaders.  Read More

​JULY 31, 2020 | TRANSFORMING PRINCIPAL PREPARATION (TP3) 20120 ANNUAL REPORT
View the Annual Report below to learn more about highlights, accomplishments, and outline of the TP3 program. More information including the Technical Report and Exhibit B can be found in the TP3 Overview page |  Full Report ​​​​

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 | REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PRINCIPAL PREPARATION PROGRAM
The North Carolina Principal Fellows Program established persuant to G.S. 116-74.42 and the Transforming Principal Preparation Program established pursuant to G.S. 116-74.44 are in the process of merging as stated in SB 227. On behalf of the NCPFP/TP3 Commission, this is a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) for principal preparation programs as authorized by G.S. 116-74.45. 

JULY 3, 2019 | PRINCIPAL PREPARATION CHANGES SIGNED INTO LAW
Governor Roy Cooper signed into law a bill which will expand principal preparation opportunities across the State by merging the existing Transforming Principal Preparation Program (TP3) with the Principal Fellows Program. Read more about the TP3 changes

JULY 1, 2019 | TRANSFORMING PRINCIPAL PREPARATION (TP3) 2019 ANNUAL REPORT
View the Annual Report below to learn more about highlights, accomplishments, and outline of the TP3 program. More information including the Technical Report and Exhibit B can be found in the TP3 Overview page |  Full Report MARCH 26, 2019 | FIFTY-FIVE PRINCIPALS FROM ACROSS THE STATE GRADUATE FROM THE DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP IN PRACTICE PROGRAM  


MARCH 26, 2019 | FIFTY-FIVE PRINCIPALS FROM ACROSS THE STATE GRADUATE FROM THE DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP IN PRACTICE PROGRAM  Full Release











MARCH14, 2019 | RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE DR. SAMUEL HOUSTON JR. LEADERSHIP AWARD











FEBRUARY 7, 2019 | TRANSFORMING PRINCIPAL PREPARATION 2018-2019 MID YEAR REPORT
This report summarizes information submitted by the provider agencies in response to the GrantProse request for a mid-year report on activities and accomplishments undertaken with TPP funds during the reporting period of July 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. Full Report

JANUARY 28, 2019 | 2019-2020 Distinguished Leadership in Practice Cohort Applications are now closed.
Applications for the North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals' Association (NCPAPA) for 2019-2020 Distinguished Leadership in Practice (DLP) cohort are now closed.  

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 | TRANSFORMING PRINCIPAL PREPARATION 2018 ANNUAL REPORT
NCASLD is pleased to announce that our five principal preparation grantees have completed their first grant cycle. View the Annual Report below to learn more about highlights, accomplishments, and outline of each recipient. More information including the Technical Report, and Exhibit B can be found in the TPP Overview page |  Full Report

AUGUST 1, 2018 | A GREENSBORO AP WITH A PASSION FOR TEACHER OPPORTUNITY- TPP PROGRAM
EducationNC takes a look at a recent graduate from High Point University’s Leadership Academy, an administrative preparation program focusing on developing leaders of high-needs schools. Click here for full article

JULY 30, 2018 | THE EVOLVING ROLE OF THE PRINCIPAL- TPP PROGRAM
What does it mean to be a school leader? How do teachers and principals prepare for the many roles of a school leader? What are ways teachers are taking leadership roles both in and out of the classroom? How are some teachers making the transition to the principal role? Explore the role of school leaders and the impact of the TPP program in this EducationNC article. Click here for full article. 


APRIL 16, 2018 | TPP PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS 
NCASLD provides an April 2018 snapshot of all program participants in the Transforming Principal Preparation (TPP)  Program. 


FEBRUARY 23, 2018 | A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE TRANSFORMING PRINCIPAL PREPARATION PROGRAM
NCASLD provides a brief overview of all program participants in the Transforming Principal Preparation (TPP)  Program. 


JANUARY 5, 2018 | WHAT MAKES A GOOD PRINCIPAL? GOOD PREPARATION
EducationNC dives into the important role that principals play in ensuring high-quality instruction in their schools starting with NCASLD's Transforming Principal Preparation Program.


SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 | TRANSFORMING PRINCIPAL PREPARATION ANNUAL REPORT

​NCASLD is pleased to announce that our five principal preparation grantees have completed their first year with their principal preparation grants. View the Annual Report below to learn more about highlights, accomplishments, and outline of each recipient.  

*Corrected February 2018


AUGUST 5, 2017 | GROWING OUR OWN PRINCIPALS
See how University of Greensboro's PPEERS program is transforming rural school teachers into leaders through the Transforming Principal Preparation program. 

MARCH 22, 2017 | SCHOOL REFORM REQUIRES STRONG LEADERS
The Carolina Journal featured the NC Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) and our principal preparation programs in their article titled "School Reform Requires Strong Leaders". 

​​FEBRUARY 22, 2017 | NC STATE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES SCHOOL LEADER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: NORTH CAROLINA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (NCLA) FELLOWS)
Great schools have great leaders and NC State is working to prepare highly effective principals through the TPP Program. 

OCTOBER 6, 2016 | SEAA AWARDS SIX PRINCIPAL PREPARATION PROGRAM GRANTS
The NC Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) has recommended to the State Education Assistance Authority (SEAA) that the following five entities receive the following six principal preparation grants:

  • UNC Greensboro, Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools Program
  • North Carolina State University, North Carolina Leadership Academy (NCLA) and Durham Principal Leadership Academy (DPLA)
  • Western Carolina University, North Carolina School Executive Leadership Program (NCSELP): Advancing School Leadership in North Carolina
  • High Point University Leadership Academy
  • Sandhills Leadership Principal Development Program


In 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly established a competitive grant program to “elevate educators in North Carolina public schools by transforming the preparation of principals across the State.” The goal of the program is to provide funds for the preparation and support of highly effective school principals in North Carolina.



JULY 7 | NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES STATE’S FIRST PRINCIPAL PREPARATION PROGRAM GRANT
The NC Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) has recommended to the State Education Assistance Authority (SEAA) that North Carolina State University’s Durham Leadership Academy be the State’s first principal preparation program grant recipient. Their proposed program was one of eight proposals received.  Each proposal was reviewed by five reviewers and the top scoring applicants were invited to present their programs to a panel of key education stakeholders.  

In 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly established a competitive grant program to “elevate educators in North Carolina public schools by transforming the preparation of principals across the State.” The goal of the program is to provide funds for the preparation and support of highly effective school principals in North Carolina.

NCASLD will be issuing another round of Request for Proposals for the Principal Preparation Program grants in the middle of July with a goal of recommending an additional three to four principal preparation programs to receive grants. The recipients' programs will analyzed and assessed to identify and share the practices and attributes that result in the effective preparation of high quality principal candidates who are ready to meet the complex challenges associated with school leadership.


MARCH 1 | REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PRINCIPAL PREPARATION PROGRAM
The North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for principal preparation programs (PPP) as authorized by the State Education Assistance Authority (SEAA) in NC Session Law 2015-241, Section 11.9.

The North Carolina General Assembly established a competitive grant program to “elevate educators in North Carolina public schools by transforming the preparation of principals across the State.” The goal of the program is to provide funds for the preparation and support of highly effective school principals in North Carolina.

The North Carolina General Assembly has allocated $500,000 each year to award grants to selected recipients with the possibility of additional appropriations.

Proposals are due to the NCASLD office by 5 p.m. on April 22, 2016.  NCASLD will submit grant recommendations to SEAA by June 1, 2016 and SEAA will make award announcements in July-August 2016. 

PPP Providers will implement a leadership development program that includes rigorous screening and evaluation of candidates and research-based content and curriculum. The program will include a pipeline component to identify and train emerging leaders in the classroom or from business, embedded participant assessments during the program, high-quality and sustained job-embedded practice in authentic settings, and commitment to data collection, reporting, and continuous improvement. The programs will prepare participants to provide instructional leadership, manage and develop talent, build a positive school culture, apply organizational best practices, and lead change for continuous improvement in student results

NCASLD will provide technical assistance to PPP grantees to build capacity and identify and integrate evidence-based approaches to school leader development. NCASLD will facilitate discussion among Providers and stakeholders to share successes and lessons learned. A Professional Learning Network of PPP Providers, principal supervisors, state and national experts in school leadership, and other stakeholders will be created and facilitated by NCASLD.


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