Promising Principals Alumni Network

The Promising Principals’ Academy began as an initiative from the Maryland Governor, in 2014. There have been four cohorts of principals that have gone through the academy with a total of 195 participants completing the program. The Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement is committed to fostering the development, growth, and retention of effective leaders. The Promising Principals’ Alumni Network has been formed to continue to build the leadership skills of alumni school leaders around the state. The alumni will be provided with professional learning experiences, access to resources, a forum to share ideas in person and virtually, and additional customized resources based on the identified needs of the participants.

Alumni Network Convenings

All resources for this convening are available through the links below, or by opening this folder

By the end of the day's session, Alumni will have:

  • Received an introduction to the vision for the Promising Principals’ Alumni association;

  • Discussed the customized support and resources available from the Office of leadership Development and School Improvement;

  • Reviewed the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders and resources available to guide professional learning;

  • Discussed the 100 day plans for successful entry into the principalship;

  • Developed strategies to norm school leadership team around the school’s problem of instructional practice; and

  • Discussed next steps for the Alumni Network.

September 25, 2019

Presenting the Graduating Class!

Check out our amazing Promising Principals Alumni cohorts! If you were a previous participant in the Promising Principals Academy and would like to become part of the Alumni Network, contact Dr. Brian Eyer, Coordinator of Leadership Development, to sign up. 

Class of 2014-2015

Class of 2015-2016

Class of 2016-2017

Class of 2018-2019

The Office of Leadership Development and
School Improvement
Maryland State Department of Education

200 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD. 

Assistant State Superintendent, 

The mission of the Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement is to provide leadership, support, and technical assistance to local school systems to improve school performance and foster the development, growth, and retention of effective leaders. 

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Updated: February 23, 2021