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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. Principal Business Meeting- May 25, 8-3 p.m.

2. May Leader Learnings


5/13- Lessons From the C-Suite Encourage the Heart: Course # 24801  Link to Join Meeting 

  • “Recognize Contributions” presented by: Chief Lori Phillips    4pm-5pm
  • “Celebrate the Values of the Victories” presented by Chief Jerica Phillips  5pm-6pm

5/19- Lessons From the C-Suite Encourage the Heart: Course # 24801    Link to Join Meeting

  • “Exemplary Leadership is Local and Matters” and “Learning Leadership Takes Practice” presented by Chief Yolanda Martin   4pm – 6pm

5/26- Lessons from the C-Suite Encourage the Heart: Course # 24801     Link to Join Meeting 

  • “Contrast and Contradictions” and “Leading is Doing and First Lead Yourself” presented by Chief Kenneth Walker, II    4pm-6pm

5/27- Lessons from the C-Suite Enable Others to Act: Course # 24801    Link to Join Meeting 

  • "Foster Collaboration": presented by Chief Tutonial Williams 4pm-5pm
  • “Strengthen Others” presented by Chief Shawn Page  5pm-6pm

3. 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)

4. 2020-2021 Leader Development Calendar 


5. Registration for the 2021 Midsouth Leadership Symposium is now open. Please complete this short registration form and save the date for the 2021 Midsouth Leadership Symposium, June 28-30.

 If you have questions, please contact Randi Scott Howard, [email protected].