Provides support in the following areas:
Work with new administrators through orientation events, professional learning, new principal cohorts, mentoring, and support services academies. This includes on site visits with administrators to assist in their transition to the principalship. Support for the principal pipeline through partnerships with The College of William & Mary for a Master Cohort in Educational Leadership, GMU for a LCPS Education Leadership Master’s Cohort and GW for a LCPS Post-Master’s Administrative Certificate, and Future Leaders Program. In addition, the office of Leadership Development provides current LCPS leaders professional development through a variety of offerings.
Principal Mentor-Mentee Sessions
New principals have time to work and collaborate with their mentors. In these sessions, we will be focusing on real-time situations that school leaders face daily. Mentors and mentees will be able to connect and grow in their leadership through these meetings.
Support Services Leadership Academy
Current Support Service team members may apply to join the Support Services Leadership Academy to gain professional knowledge in the areas of leadership concepts, communication, conflict-resolution, decision-making, customer service, and cultural competency. The pictures below are of the academy graduates from our Fall 2019 Support Services Leadership Academy, specifically representing Transportation and Custodial Services. HRTD team members Matt Dickersheid, Lisa Boland, Gary Gearhart, Ron Kling, Katie Kutch, and Kirsten Hilsdorf facilitated the leadership academy. Featured guest speakers include leaders from both Support Services and Human Resources and Talent Development: Dr. Lucia Sebastian, Kevin Lewis, and Edward “Don” Treanor.
Aspiring Education Leaders Information
- American College of Education
- George Mason University
- George Washington University
- James Madison University
- Regent University
- Shenandoah University
- The College of William & Mary
- The University of Virginia
Leadership Development Conferences
Through a business partnership with The Leesburg Junction the office of Leadership Development has been able to serve as host sites for the following leadership conferences:
- Leadercast 2019- Leading Healthy Teams *This event was offered on two different dates.
- Leadercast Women 2019- Take Courage
- Live2Lead *This event was offered on two different dates.
"The Live 2 Lead workshop was probably one of the best PD/conferences I have ever attended in my 20+ years in education. I continue to speak about it to anyone who will listen to me. I continually reflect upon it and see how I can use all of the information I took away that day in my personal life with my own daughter, in my work life with my colleagues and with my students. It was truly inspirational and eye-opening. Thank you for providing this for our county!"
-Direct feedback from an LCPS staff member who attended our Live2Lead simulcast event.
Becoming a Leader Worth Following Lunch & Learn Toolkit Sessions with Courtney Jordan, Senior Consultant GiANT
LCPS Employees attend once a month Lunch & Learn sessions with fellow colleagues to reflect and grow their leadership skills.