Leadership Development

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Our Mission:
Our mission is to prepare school and academic leaders for industrious lives by enhancing critical thinking, problem solving, collegiality, and creativity through exposure to quality development frameworks in leadership, sociology, psychology, curriculum and instruction, and data systems.

Our Vision:
Vision Preparing leaders for students! The Office of Leadership Development strives to serve and advance Shelby County Schools and the citizens of Memphis by being the State of Tennessee’s premier knowledge, research, and development epicenter for Transformational and Turn-Around Leaders.

Announcements & Updates

1. Principals- Please share with your staff and teachers.

The TES is an annual joint effort by the Tennessee Department of Education and  the Tennessee Education Research Alliance to gather information about schools across the state. Not only is it important to encourage your teachers to take the survey, but it’s crucial that you also participate. The survey provides you an opportunity to tell us and the department of education what is working and what improvements need to be made for your teachers and your school. Your feedback provides critical, actionable data that influences strategies and goals at the state and in our district.

We hope you’ll participate because:

  • Your feedback will provide critical, actionable data as we refine our district’s strategy for next school year.
  • Sharing your perspective will help us understand and highlight both the challenges you are facing and the successes you are having as a school leader this year.
  • Your insights will help us and state leaders to understand what supports and resources you need to best support your teachers and your students going forward.

Survey Quick Facts

  • Open to all educators from March 10 – April 23
  • Completely confidential – District and school leaders will not receive individual results
  • Is voluntary – Though we strongly encourage participation, it isn’t required
  • Only takes about 20 minutes to complete
  • Contains questions on issues such as instructional materials, planning, student engagement, educator supports, and teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • You will be sent a personalized invitation via email to complete the survey
  • If you have questions regarding the survey, please reach out to [email protected]


2. April  Leader Learnings:

April Professional Learning Opportunities FLYER 

April Leader Learnings  FLYER 

4/15- Lessons in Leadership 4-6 p.m. Course PLZ # 24937

  • "The Courage of Leadership": Leviticus Pointer Principal Gordon Academy

4/29- Lessons from the C-Suite 4-6 p.m.- Course PLZ # 24801

  • Enable Others to Act: " Foster Collaboration" -Chief Tutonial Williams

3. April Data Week- 

Central Office Data day- Friday, April 23rd from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

4. April Leadership Development Week- April 19th -23rd 

  • 4/19- PLC Coaches/IFs
  • 4/19- ILTs (3:30-5:00 p.m.)
  • 4/20- Principals and Fellows
  • 4/21- VPs and APs
  • 4/22-Professional School Counselors
  • 4/23- Central Office ( ISAs, ILDS, Coordinators, Managers, & Directors)

5.  This is a reminder that the following SCS events are now available for TASL upload in TN Compass.  You should use your PLZ transcript as evidence of attendance.  You may also have non-SCS events available for upload and should use the certificate of attendance from the event.  TASL uploads should be made for the current TASL cycle by June 30, 2021.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Emily Vuoso, [email protected].  

  • 2020 Dr. Dickey Series for SCS Principals and Assistant Principals (12, 18, 24 hours)
  • APFP Cohort 4 Fall Academic/Operations Seminar (8, 10, 12 hours)
  • Climate and Culture Series (4, 6, 8 hours)
  • iZone 2.0 2020 Summer Learning Institute (4 hours)
  • SCS Equity Series (3, 6, 9 hours)
  • SCS Lessons in Leadership (8, 12, 16 hours)
  • SCS Power Series (4, 6, 8 hours)
  • SCS Servant Leadership Series (4, 6, 8 hours)
  • SCS TEAM Leadership Series (4, 6, 8 hours)
  • The Leadership Challenge-Lessons From the C-Suite (4, 10, 20 hours)

6. New Memphis 2021 Principal Booster Shots Professional Development

 Registration is FREE.  Register via link

New Memphis presents 2021 Principal Booster Shots Professional Development.

Leadership vs. Management with Luis Orbegoso

Time: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. 

  • Wednesday, April 14
  • Wednesday, September 15
  • Wednesday, November 10

Contact: Erin Wendell| Manager of Educator Engagement

New Memphis 
[email protected]

7. Mid-South Leadership Symposium 2021 Call for Proposals : The Mid-South Leadership Symposium 2021 Call for Proposals is now open. Please see the flyer for full details of this year's learning on how to submit. If you have questions, please contact Randi Scott Howard, [email protected] .

8. Equity Town Hall Meeting- April 22nd at 6p.m. 

Registration link on the flyer 

 Click on FLYER