Center for Educational Leadership
First Ring Leadership Academy

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


Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Education and Human Services
Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning
2121 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 275
Cleveland, OH 44115

Campus Location
2485 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 275
Phone: 216-523-7134
Fax: 216-687-5378

Deborah Morin, Ph.D.
Phone: 216-687-9209

Michelle Connavino
Phone: 216-875-9932

Program Specialist
Samantha Davison
Phone: 216-875-9912