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Leadership Excellence through Administrator Development (LEAD)

LEAD Cohort 8

Program Description and Schedule

The LEAD program identifies, recruits, and prepares a cadre of highly qualified future administrators who, upon successfully completing all phases of the program, are eligible for administrative positions in under-performing schools.


Applicants must possess a Preliminary Administrative Credential (Tier I) and have at least one year of verifiable experience in a non-classroom leadership position such as coordinator, instructional coach, dean, etc.

LEAD Cohort 8 Overview (powerpoint)

Program Curriculum


Leadership Development sessions focused on developing instructional leadership and school management through the interaction of the core components listed below and the six leadership behaviors (planning, implementing, supporting, advocating, communicating, and monitoring) aligned to the LAUSD Leadership Dimensions and the ISLLC and CPSEL leadership standards.


The LEAD curriculum includes:

  • Leadership Development
  • Data-Based Decision Making
  • High Standards for Student Learning (including a Closing the Achievement Gap Retreat)
  • Quality Instruction/Investing in Teacher Quality
  • Supervision of Instruction
  • Leading in a Safe and Violence Free Environment
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Parent/Community Engagement
  • Quarterly LEAD Electronic Portfolio Presentations

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