• Launch of 2021-2022 Leadership Development Programs

Leadership Development Programs

  • Why Develop Leaders?

    1. Educational leadership research asserts that the quality of school leadership is only second to the quality of teachers when assessing whether student achievement will occur.
    2. Increasing leadership capacity is an important factor in the overall success of any organization including urban school districts.
    3. Current and aspiring school leaders will benefit from job-embedded professional development designed to develop individual skill in leadership competencies. Improving the overall quality of leadership within the district will result in improved outcomes for students. 

    Goals of Leadership Development

    1. Identifies, cultivates, and sustains leadership talent in the district.
    2. Provides an avenue for career advancement for district teachers.
    3. Develops a pipeline for future assistant principals and principals.
    4. Improves student achievement at scale.                                                                   

    Program Offerings




    Aspiring Leaders


    Wayne State University, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University

    Aspiring Assistant Principals


    District Led

    Emerging Leaders

    Assistant Principals

    New Leaders

    New Principals

    New Principals

    District Led

    Turnaround Leaders

    Partnership Principals

    Michigan State University

    Master Leaders

    Veteran Principals

    Eastern Michigan University

    Intensive Principal Preparation

    District Staff

    New Leaders

     * = Participants in the Aspiring Assistant Principals program must have all of their administrative credentials.  

    If you are interested in learning more about the programs listed above, please click here.

    Interested in applying for a position with DPSCD. Click here.

  • LaShawn Streater

    Senior Director of Leadership Development & School Improvement
    3011 W. Grand Blvd., 9th Floor
    Detroit, MI. 48202
    (313) 873-8374