Dr. Mark Wilson’s Assistant Principal Academy (SD18-009)
Credits: 0 CEUs/PLUs / Tuition: $125 / Non West Ga RESA Fee: $175.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 25
Instructor: Mark Wilson
Date: 8/24/2017 thru 3/15/2017 Time: 12:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: - West Georgia RESA Grantville, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 8/24/2017


Course Description

Who should attend?

Anyone serving as an assistant principal benefits from study, reflection, and networking.  The cohort model of the Assistant Principal Academy provides an opportunity for all three.  The group is particularly supportive for people new to their position (which is defined as being in your first five years of your current assignment).  Leaders who have served longer have most likely reached the understanding that learning is essential to growth, so their participation is equally welcomed. In short, the cohort is for all Assistant Principals, respectively!

What is the format?

The essential piece that makes these groups work is the coming together of individuals to form a cohort.  Our sessions will always be driven by reflection, conversation, and the needs of the participants.  You learn from each other in ways that would be difficult to replicate by yourself.  

What is the curriculum? 

The curriculum for each session is designed to open conversations into each of the topics and focus on the practical application of the material.  Also, you will have access to daily, supplemental resources to support your continued learning of the month’s topic. (principal-matters.com)   The topics for 2017-2018 are as follows:




Instructional Leadership


School Climate


Planning and Assessment


Organizational Management


Human Resources Management


Teacher/Staff Evaluation




Communication and Community Relations

The framework for our 2017-2018 study will be the eight performance standards (LAPS) from the Georgia Leadership Keys Effectiveness System.  We will take a deeper dive into each standard and focus on practical application in leading an effective school. 

Who is the instructor?

Dr. Mark Wilson-  In his career as an educator, Mark has been a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal.  Currently, he serves as a leadership coach, consultant, conference keynote and author.  He has led over 120 cohorts of leaders and aspiring leaders and works with leaders, aspiring leaders, and teachers across the nation. He was the National Principal of the Year in 2009 while at Morgan County High School in Madison, GA.

Class Notes

All sessions will be 12:45 pm - 3:30 pm.

Meeting Dates:

August 24
September 26
October 5
November 15
December 4
January 10
February 14
March 15

This class has been closed.

***Cancellation Policy***

We accept cancellations up to 10 days before a scheduled class. After this date, registrants will be charged and are welcome to send a replacement if they cannot attend. No-shows will be responsible for full payment.