The Department of Leadership Development
At Austin ISD, we encourage you to pursue leadership opportunities and we have a robust training program to support your journey.
The AISD Urban Education Leadership Academy provides a year-long training for prospective principals and assistant principals. Participants receive classroom training based on AISD’s proprietary curriculum and have monthly opportunities to learn from district leaders.
Through a special collaboration with AISD, Texas State University offers a master’s program for select AISD teachers working on a principal certification.
The AISD Novice Principal Program supports new principals with one-on-one coaching from a retired principal, and the new principal cohort meets for monthly gatherings.
In addition to these programs, AISD also offers a professional learning series for assistant principals during the school year and summer.
AISD has crafted a leadership training experience that incorporates a tailored curriculum, multiple learning modalities and valuable face time with seasoned mentors. At AISD, we applaud you as an aspiring leader, and we actively help you achieve your goals.
Austin ISD Leadership Framework
The Austin ISD Leadership Framework is composed of three domains, six core competencies and ten standards. This framework encompasses the skills and knowledge campus administrators must possess to provide a positive impact on the learning community.
Leadership Pathways Opportunities
Urban Education Leadership Academy
Assistant Principal Evening Learning Series
All AISD assistant principals are invited to attend our AP Evening Learning Series sessions. These evenings are dedicated to the personal and profesional capacity growth of our assistant principals. All content is aligned with the AISD Leadership Framework.
Dates: All sessions will be held from 5-7 pm
Assistant Principal Preparation Program (AP3)
Assistant Principals in Austin ISD must understand the dynamics and culture of not only their campuses, but the diversity, needs, and vision for the district as a whole. The Assistant Principal Preparation Program (AP3), prepares a select cohort of experienced Austin ISD educators to become assistant principals.
New Assistant Principal Institute
AISD meets the unique needs of new assistant principals through a cohesive initial induction institute that lays the framework for a successful entry into a campus leadership position. The New Assistant Principal Institute features sessions facilitated by district leaders with a focus on the skills required to be an effective new assistant principal in AISD.
Principal Preparation Program
The Principal Preparation Program (P3) is designed to prepare a select cohort of experienced Austin ISD assistant principals and academy directors to successfully enter the urban principalship.
New Principal Institute
New Principal Institute is a two-day induction program facilitated by district leader which focuses on teaching the core AISD leadership initiatives to lay the foundation for leading a successful school community.
The University of Texas at Austin Principalship Program
Interested in pursuing a Master of Education and Principalship Certification?
For more information, visit us online to learn about our Principalship Program!