Gulf Coast Partnership celebrates 10 years of empowering school, district leaders

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Participants in the 2019 Gulf Coast Partnership Resident Program.

Fall 2021

by John Mann, EdD

As the 10th year of the Gulf Coast Partner program is nearing mid-year, the focus for our school and district leaders has been on how best to successfully move their academic-focused school-based projects forward during this challenging environment. Their professional development has recently included the thinking process and procedures for complicated problems and strategies for more successful difficult conversations.

The Gulf Coast Partnership Resident Program is a partnership with the College of Education's Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program and Leadership Development Departments of the School Districts in Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Hernando, and the Heartland Consortium Districts. Through the program, a cohort of assistant principals participates in leadership development training that leads to Florida Level II Principal Certification.

In the coming months, we look forward to continuing the professional development of our school and district leaders with activities such as a Principal Panel of highly experienced Polk administrators and a presentation of our mid-year projects.

For more information about the Gulf Coast Partnership Resident Program, visit the David C. Anchin Center's website.

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