Aspiring Leaders Program Graduates 23 Participants


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The first cohort of employees completed the Caroline County Public Schools Aspiring Leaders Program, offered from January through March of this year. 

The graduate level course, led by Director of Instruction Lindsey McCormick and former administrator Dr. James Orr, was designed to address the philosophical, theoretical and practical issues faced by public school leaders in an ever-changing world. The primary goal of the course was to provide training and support for teachers considering public school leadership, and to build leadership capacity for the district in future years. 

The class was 10 sessions in length and welcomed a wide variety of guest speakers that included retired specialists, current supervisors and directors, and specialists from the Maryland State Department of Education. Topics dealt with all facets of administration such as budget and finance, effective communication, school improvement, Human Resources, curriculum and instruction, Board of Education meetings, student services, and support services. 

The following participants received certificates of completion on the final night of class:

Nicole Alexander
Amy Amalfitano
Chelsey Bledsoe
Melissa Bradley
Faith Burton
Jodi Callahan
Bianca Callender
Eric Cook
Lindsay Grow
Malakeyah Hameed
Heather Harding
Nina Herb
Christa (CJ) Jimenez
Raquel Johnson
Zelie Kneller
Wayne Martin
Bobbie Matthews
Erica McDonald
Karie Nepert
Victoria Shull
Stephanie Shirkey
Deanne Waters
Tiffany Williams

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