Australian experts create school leadership program for USA
Australia’s National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI) has been selected to develop and deliver an interactive national teacher leadership program across the United States.
Decision makers from the United States’ key school leadership organisation, the School Superintendent’s Association (AASA), met with the NESLI team in Washington DC in September 2018 to discuss how to bolster the depth and quality of American school and system leadership.
This meeting followed a successful trial of NESLI’s ‘Aspiring Superintendents Academy’ program in 2018 and was a precursor to the national roll-out of the program which will occur in 2019.
Mr Damien Farrell, CEO of NESLI, said the program has been designed to create a robust next generation of school system leaders.
“The Aspiring Superintendents Academy aims to produce educational leaders who are prepared to positively lead school districts into the future. Its focus is on creating dynamic, future-thinking system leaders who are ready to lead our children into uncertain and exciting futures,” he explains.
According to NESLI, the USA’s adoption of the NESLI program is a great endorsement of the quality of educational leadership in Australia.