Academy for Transformative Leadership

RIDE’s Academy for Transformative Leadership strengthens leadership teams and supports principals to take charge of advancing educational equity and improving achievement for all students.

“Leadership is a central ingredient – often the keystone element in school and district success as defined in terms of student achievement.”

- Joseph Murphy,
Vanderbilt University

The Aspiring Turnaround Leaders Program

The Aspiring Turnaround Leaders Program recruits, selects, and prepares passionate, high potential educators to assume leadership roles in Rhode Island schools that have been identified as underperforming. This rigorous, standards-based 10-month program includes standards and problem-based training, a full-time residency with a mentor principal, and certification as a school building level administrator. It is specifically designed for those whose goal is to assume leadership of a school-based team in turning around a school to better serve children. Our candidates have committed to at least three years’ leadership in one of Rhode Island’s identified schools.

The 2013-2014 cohort will be prepared to lead beginning in the spring of 2014. To meet the next generation of transformational leaders, Contact: Sarah Anderson, Transformation Specialist and Turnaround Leaders Program facilitator, 401-222-8177.

Online Professional Development Modules for School Leaders and their Teams

The Academy for Transformative Leadership offers training opportunities to help develop all school leaders' skills in school reform and improvement. Our online modules are designed to be used by principals, Instructional Leadership Teams, and other school and district leaders either independently or in teams. Current topics include:

The online trainings may be accessed through RIDEMap or at the links above.  For questions or support regarding the Academy for Transformative Leadership's professional development modules, please contact Sarah Anderson.