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: Wake (WPLP) and Johnston (JPLA) Cohorts
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.
NCLA & NELA VI Fellows Selected as Franklin County APs “Five Assistant Principals Selected for Next School Year”
Franklin County Schools posted an article about new leadership hires.
NELA Graduate, Lauren Lampron in EdNC’s Article, “Trauma-informed discipline procedures being piloted at Pattillo Middle School in eastern North Carolina”
Lauren Lampron is serving as Principal at WA Pattillo Middle School, where they have implemented […]
Article by DPLA Fellow, Matt Hickson, also featured in EdNC “Young people are taking action; our move, educators”
Matt Hickson wrote this article with Jacqui Batts and Tracey Barrett.