An essential priority of the Tennessee Department of Education is ensuring that all schools in Tennessee have effective leaders who get the feedback and support needed to continually improve student outcomes. The Department offers Induction Academies for administrators and supervisors with three years or fewer experience. These academies provide this learning, support, and networking, with the end result of license advancement.
Three types of induction academies are offered: Beginning Supervisor Academy, Beginning Principal Academy, and Assistant Principal Academy. Cohorts start in September, meeting four times for two-day sessions over a period of two years. Principal and Assistant Principal cohorts are scheduled in each Grand Division. The Supervisor cohort meets in the Middle Tennessee Division. Participants earn 56 hours of TASL credit, which will be posted at the conclusion of the two year cohort.
Academies are offered at no cost; however, participants are responsible for any travel expenses they may incur. In addition to earning TASL credit and participating in high-quality professional learning with peers, participants will design and implement an individualized professional learning plan (PLP). The PLP supports goals related to the revised Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards (TILS, 2013), and is a key component to the license advancement process. Supervisors and principals will complete a site visit and submit a report documenting key takeaways.
Registration is now closed for the 2014-15 school year. Registration for the 2015-16 school year will begin in mid-April of 2015 and the information will be posted here when it becomes available.
Cohort Meeting Dates (all year two dates are tentative)
Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center
801 Tipton Ave. Knoxville, TN 37920
Fall-Hamilton Elementary School
510 Wedgewood Ave. Nashville, TN 37203
Jackson-Madison Board of Education
310 North Parkway Jackson, TN 38305