Leadership Lab finds success and continued growth

After a successful launch this year, the Nelson County Schools Leadership Lab (NCSLL) program is already gearing up for the 2017-18 school year.

The Nelson County Schools Leadership Lab is a professional learning program designed to attract and retain top-notch teachers while building teacher and instructional leadership capacity. The program also seeks to improve and stabilize student achievement and build momentum for positive district and school culture shifts.

Lab activity is designed to focus on specific target schools. This year the focus was on New Haven School. Next year the focus will grow to include Old Kentucky Home Middle School.

“The NCSLL was a huge success this year. We’ve seen tremendous growth in the participants throughout the year,” said Director of Secondary Schools Kim Brown. “Participants have been involved in university coursework, rigorous professional learning opportunities and improving their professional practice on a daily basis.”

Next year Nelson County Schools hopes to add four more highly qualified teacher/leaders to continue building on the NCSLL program.

Program participants are required to start or continue the pursuit of an advanced degree, fill a leadership role at their school and remain a teacher at the school for at least three years.

In exchange, participants receive reimbursement for one graduate level course per academic term upon notification of successful completion.

Certified teachers wishing to participate in the program and grow their capacity for leadership are urged to follow this link for more detailed information. You’ll be glad you did.

Leadership Lab participant.

Teacher Tess Wilson discusses a lesson on fractions with Macy Keeling and Isaac Hurst during a fourth-grade math class at New Haven School, March 23. Wilson is a Leadership Lab participant this year at New Haven.