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Master Principal Program

ALA Now Accepting Master Principal Program Applications for 2022-2023!

The Arkansas Leadership Academy (ALA) is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for all phases of the Master Principal Program for the 2022-2023 school year.

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The Master Principal Program Director is a full-time, year-round position responsible for the operation of the Arkansas Leadership Academy Master Principal Program under the director of the Arkansas Leadership Academy Director and the program operator, as well as, in cooperation with academy partners. The program director is responsible for facilitating leadership development of the highest caliber for Arkansas principals. Training is geared toward full development of skills and the provision of educational tools that equip Arkansas principals to lead nationally competitive, student-focused education. The program goals include developing cadres of Arkansas principals who can lead systems-driven, transformative practice built on both equity and excellence.

The Master Principal Program (MPP) was established through the passage of Act 44 of the Second Extraordinary Session of the 2003 Arkansas General Assembly to provide “training programs and opportunities to expand the knowledge base and leadership skills of public school principals.” MPP consists of three phases. A school principal successfully completing all phases and designation requirements of the program is designated as a Master Principal by the Arkansas Leadership Academy and is eligible for bonuses.

Master Principal Program Phase I Dates and Locations

  • July 20-22, 2022 – Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton, AR
  • November 14-16, 2022 – Fairfield Bay Conference Center & Cobblestone Inn, Fairfield Bay, AR
  • February 14-16, 2023 – Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton, AR
  • June 6-8, 2023 – Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton, AR

Master Principal Program Phase II Dates and Locations

  • October 25-27, 2022 – Fairfield Bay Conference Center & Cobblestone Inn, Fairfield Bay, AR
  • January 24-26, 2023 – Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton, AR
  • June 19-21, 2023 – Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton, AR

Master Principal Program Phase III Dates and Locations

  • October 10-12, 2022 – Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton, AR
  • January 30-February 1, 2023 – Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton, AR
  • April 4-6, 2023 – Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton, AR

 

Criteria for MPP Phase I

Applicants must be full-time principals with at least one year of experience, hold a standard building-level administrator license from DESE or be working under an approved licensure exception*, and submit a completed application by the due date. Preference will be given to applicants with three (3) or more years of leadership experience.*

Criteria for MPP Phase II

Applicants must be full-time principals with at least one year of experience, hold a standard building-level administrator license from DESE or be working under an approved licensure exception*, and submit a completed application by the due date. Preference will be given to applicants with three (3) or more years of leadership experience.* Applicants must have completed Phase I or be currently participating in Phase I. (Current MPP I graduates will have two years to apply for MPP Phase II.)

After successful completion of the MPP I, the principal may choose to submit an application for phase II, submit their story of transformational leadership for their school, and three of their “Working on the Learning” assignment reflections from MPP I.

Criteria for MPP Phase III

Applicants must be full-time principals with at least one year of experience, hold a standard building-level administrator license from DESE or be working under an approved licensure exception*, and submit a completed application by the due date. Preference will be given to applicants with three (3) or more years of leadership experience.* Applicants must have successfully completed Phase II or be currently participating in Phase II. (Current MPP II graduates will have two years to apply for MPP III.)

After successful completion of the MPP II, the principal may choose to submit an application for phase III, submit their story of transformational leadership for their school, and three of their “Working on the Learning” assignment reflections from MPP II.

*These are the current criteria following recent amendments from the State Board of Education.

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