Leadership Development

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. Foundational Skills Virtual Learnings: Flyer 

  • 1/21-Module 8 Sentence Composition (PLC Coaches. Instructional Facilitator) Course # 24329 4-6 p.m.
  • 1/22- Module 6 (Repeat) Fluency (Principals, AP, Elem K-8) Course # 24246 9 -11 a.m. Join Meeting
  • 2/4- Module 7 Sentence Composition & Vocabulary Acquisition (Principals, AP, Elem K-8) Course # 24246 4-6 p.m.  Join Meeting 
  • 2/8-Module 9 Vocabulary Acquisition (PLC Coaches. Instructional Facilitator) Course # 24329 4-6 p.m. Join Meeting
  • 2/19 -Module 7 (Repeat) Sentence Composition & Vocabulary Acquisition (Principals, AP, Elem K-8) Course # 24246 9 -11 a.m. Join Meeting 

Please register in PLZ. If any questions, please contact Gwendolyn Ingram [email protected] or

 LaShanda Simmons [email protected]

 2. Leadership Graduate Program @ Bethel University- Click  Flyer for details.

Educational Leadership opportunity for future educational administrators to prepare to be principals, supervisors of instruction, and lead teachers. Bethel University is offering a Masters of Arts in Leadership Excellence and Instructional Leadership License.

Contact Morgan Bromley [email protected] 

3. January Virtual  Learning Opportunities:


1/25- TEAM A4- Progress Monitoring - Rita White & Kimberly Adams @ Westside ES

1/25-TEAM B4- Ownership -Tracie Scott & Robert Davis @ Levi Elementary

1/25- TEAM C4- Teacher Leaders-Alisha Kiner

1/26- Servant Leadership Series Part IV- Unleashing with Foresight-Dr.Sam Shaw/Dr. Charlie Reese

1/27- TEAM B5- Recognition & Celebration- Kymberli Chandler & Kimberly Rodriquez

1/27-TEAM C5- Self Practice- Dr. Canidra McGuire & Melita Thomas

1/28-Lessons from the C-Suite: Model the Way-Clarify Value and Set the Example -Dr. Antonio Burt & Chief Leon Pattman

4.New Memphis 2021 Principal Booster Shots Professional Development

 Registration is FREE.

New Memphis presents 2021 Principal Booster Shots Professional Development.

Leadership vs. Management with Luis Orbegoso

Time: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. 

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

Whether you've attended before or not, join New Memphis in 2021 for an entire new series of development specific to school leaders! Learn from high-performing corporate leaders at quarterly professional development sessions that equip you with out-of-the-box strategies to drive retention in your schools.

Register via link

Contact: Erin Wendell| Manager of Educator Engagement

New Memphis 
[email protected]

5.January 2021 Data Week: Data Week will be January 25th - January 29th. 

PLZ # 24794

  • 1/26  Zone 1- 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • 1/26  Zone 2- 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • 1/26  Zone 3- 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • 1/26  Zone 4- 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • 1/26  Zone 5- 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • 1/26  Zone 10- 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • 1/26  Zone 12- 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 1/26  Zone 13- 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • 1-26  Zone 14 WEZone- 8:00 A.M.-11:45 a.m.

PLZ# 24555

  • 1/29 Central Office 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. or  12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

6. 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] .

7.  SCS POY Nominations are now open for ILDs, Assistant Superintendents, Chiefs, or Deputy Superintendents to nominate principals.  Email nominations to Emily Vuoso, [email protected] by 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2021.