NC State University’s Educational Leadership Academies seek to increase student achievement by preparing and retaining principals in high-poverty, hard-to-staff, and historically low-performing schools. The Leadership Academies create a comprehensive leadership development and succession plan for NC high-need school districts. Each component is anchored in research-based best practices in leadership preparation and is designed to meet the specific contextualized needs of schools in North Carolina.
Our educational leadership programs include:
- The Northeast Leadership Academy: NELA Cohorts I – III
- The Northeast Leadership Academy 2.0: NELA 2.0 Cohorts IV and VI & Principal Academy
- The Northeast Leadership Academy – District and School Transformation: NELA-DST Cohort V
- The Durham Principal Leadership Academy: DPLA Cohort
- The North Carolina Leadership Academy: NCLA Cohort
- Wallace Principal Preparation Redesign
- Johnston Principal Leadership Academy: JPLA Cohort – Current Fellows
- Wake Principal Leadership Program: WPLP Cohort – Current Fellows
- The NCSU Cohort – Current Fellows
83% of NELA first year principals met or exceeded growth in high-need, Title I schools vs. only 75% of experienced principals across all schools in the state reaching the same level of performance in 2014-2015.
Graduate Kim Scott is Northampton Principal of the Year!
Kimberly Scott graduated with the Northeast Leadership Academy’s first cohort. Ms. Scott earned a Bachelor […]
Dr. Mike Ward, Faculty Member and Executive Coach, in News & Observer’s “School leaders urge NC to give ‘generously’ to help students and teachers hurt by Florence”
Dr. Mike Ward works with other leaders to help schools and communities after Hurricane Florence.
Graduate, Donnell Cannon, in Opportunity Culture’s “Spotlight”
Donnell Cannon graduated with NELA Cohort IV and is the Principal of North Edgecombe High.