Throughout the school year, aspiring leaders meet online, at the Pastoral Center, and at schools in their regions to receive specialized professional development as they discern the call to Catholic school leadership. Professional development includes topics pertaining to instructional leadership, public speaking, parent engagement, and school budget and finance, with the overarching theme of Catholic mission and identity. Aspiring leaders read articles, engage in discussion, and meet leaders in the field to deepen their understandings of the many facets of Catholic school leadership. This summer, aspiring leaders will work on stipended special projects with the CSO. Four of this year’s aspiring leaders will serve as Apprentice Principals in Archdiocesan schools next year.
If you are interested in becoming an Aspiring Leader, reach out to Dan Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org.