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North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) Transforming Principal Preparation (TPP)


In order to promote the preparation of effective school leaders, The North Carolina General Assembly established the Transforming Principal Preparation (TPP) grant program, which is administered by the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD).

The following programs are receive NCASLD’s TPP funding at NC State: The Johnston Principal Leadership Academy (JPLA), Wake Principal Leadership Academy (WPLP), NCSU’s NC Principal Leadership Academy, Durham Principal Leadership Academy (DPLA), and the North Carolina Leadership Academy (NCLA). Click on the photos of these cohorts below to learn more about these cohorts.

The Fellows in the NCASLD TPP cohorts underwent a rigorous selection process, NC State’s Candidate Assessment Day. They participate in a tailored curriculum during the first year of the program, including specialized trainings, conferences, and school visits. Then, they engage in a year-long Principal Residency, with guidance of high quality principal mentors and experienced executive coaches. During the Principal Residency, Fellows are required to document experience with the North Carolina Standards for School Executives in a Digital Leadership Portfolio.