Metro RESA iLEAD Tier I Online Application 

The Metro RESA iLEAD program is a partnership between your school, your school district and Metro RESA to assist you in developing your leadership skills. The program is one year in length and requires a significant commitment of time from both you and your site administrator/principal. Applicants are required to be in a leadership position for at least a half day each day to be admitted into the Tier I program. Full-time teachers cannot be admitted to the Metro RESA Tier I iLEAD program since it is a performance based program and requires candidates to work on leadership tasks and experiences during the day. Please read all information below, including the links for #1-4, before beginning your application.     

It is recommended that you discuss the program with your site administrator/principal before you begin the application process. The following four documents will assist you and your site administrator in determining if you are ready to undertake the program. 
  1. Your Experience Requirements – there are twelve you must meet.
  2. Your Commitment – outlines your time and financial commitment.
  3. Disposition Assessment – your site administration will complete this assessment of your disposition to assist us in determining if you are a good candidate for the program.
  4. Partnership Agreement – both the site administrator and the superintendent or his/her designee must agree to and sign the Partnership agreement.
Once you are admitted into the iLEAD program, your district is required to apply for a non-renewable educational leadership certificate for you if you do not already possess one.  It is recommended that you contact the person in your district who takes care of this to ensure they are willing to apply for the NL on your behalf.  
Before you start the online application process, have the following information available. 
  1. Name, position, employer and email address for your site administrator and your mentor.  Your mentor is required to have an educational leadership certificate.  
  2. A copy of your current Education Certificate downloaded to the computer you will be using to submit your application. You may download a copy from the following web site –
  3. A copy of your GACE Georgia Ethics for Educational Leaders 380. You can find information about this assessment at Once you complete it, you can access your certification of completion from
  4. A copy of the transcript (does not have to be an official copy) from your most recent college/university degree. 
  5. A credit card to use to make the $75 non-refundable application fee.
 Follow the online application steps.
  1. Create a profile on the iLEAD site.    
  2. Pay the $75 non-refundable application fee. Click "Make a Payment" button.
  3. From your profile page, upload a copy of your current Education Certificate. If you do not already hold a non-renewable educational leadership certificate, your district must apply for one on your behalf upon admissions. You may want to check with your district before starting the online iLEAD application to ensure this is acceptable.
  4. From your profile page, upload the GACE Ethics for Educational Leaders 380 Certificate.
  5. From your profile page, upload a copy of the transcript (unofficial) from your most recent college/university degree.  
  6. From your profile page, start and complete the application form and electronically sign it.
  7. When you complete the form and sign it, an email will be sent to your site administrator. Notify your site administrator that you have completed your iLEAD application and that he/she should be receiving an email asking him/her to process it. 
  8. The site administrator will complete your Dispositions Assessment and electronically sign the Partnership Agreement. When he/she signs it, an email will be sent to the district office.
  9. The Superintendent or his/her designee will review your application and electronically sign the Partnership Agreement. When he/she signs it, an email will be sent to the Metro RESA office.
  10. The staff at the Metro RESA office will review your application and will send you an email notifying you of your acceptance or rejection.
You may login at any time to check the status of your application.

If you have any questions or problems with the application process, contact Carmen Havrilla, Program Coordinator, at the Metro RESA office  770-432-2404 ext. 267