Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL)

Program Overview - Programs


Director Deborah Morin Ph.D


Program Overview

The First Ring Leadership Academy (FRLA) is a joint project of the sixteen school districts that comprise the First Ring Superintendents' Collaborative (FRSC). The purpose of the FRLA is to provide beginning administrators (tier-two program) and aspiring administrators (tier-one program) with the opportunity to develop as First Ring school district administrators. This nine-session program has been developed to provide beginning administrators, those with five or less years of experience, with the opportunity to develop the concepts, skills and strategies necessary for working in a First Ring school district. This program is based on a cohort model. Participants are selected by their superintendents who recognize their leadership potential.

Schedule for 2013-2014


Schedule for 2012-2013      
Session 1   FRLA Overview Teacher Leadership Deep Learning/Excellent Teaching Social/Emotional Learning September 19, 2012  
Session 2   Student Mobility, Changing Demographics, Achievement Gap October 17, 2012  
Session 3   Leadership for Culturally Competent Schools November 14, 2012  
Session 4   Engaging the Impoverished Learner December 12, 2012  
Session 5   Implementing a PL Community January 16, 2013  
Session 6   Transformation and Change in a First Ring SettingFocused Staff Development and Refining communications School Climate Issues February 20, 2013  
Session 7   Focused Pro Learning Communication Peer Coaching March 20, 2013  
Session 8   Community Engagement April 17, 2013  
Session 9   Closing Session Presentations to Super May 8, 2013