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Leadership HCS
Informed leaders, transformed communities

Purpose: To create opportunities for a diverse group of community stakeholders to experience Hamilton County Schools in a unique way. Participants will experience both the successes and challenges of how our leading school district is able to provide excellent support to our students. 

Mission: To enhance the understanding of public education in Hamilton County, leading to better-informed public servants and business/civic leaders.

Program Goals:

  • Broaden participants' knowledge of the school district
  • Increase the strength and effectiveness of our educational advocates
  • Equip participants with the skills to respond to challenges of the school district and public education
  • Provide opportunities for contact between community leaders, district leaders, and schools 

Class of 2024:
Dates & Topics


November 14, 8:00am-12:30pm

  • HCS Vision & Strategic Plan: Opportunity 2030
  • Governance in Public Education     

December 12, 8:00am-12:30pm

  • Student Learning 

January 9, 8:00am-12:30pm

  • Student Belonging

February 6, 8:00am-1:30pm

  • Principal for a Day

March 5, 8:00am-12:30pm

  • Opportunity & Access 

  • Facilities & Operations

April 9, 8:00am-12:30pm

  • Educator Recruitment & Retainment

May 14, 11:00am-1:00pm

  • Measuring Student Success

  • District Strategy 

  • Family & Community Engagement

  • HCS Budgeting Process

June - Graduation Luncheon 

*Specific topics subject to change*

Applications for the 2023-2024 class of Leadership Hamilton County Schools are now open!

CLICK HERE to apply today!

Application deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2023


Program Details:

  • This program is designed for community leaders from the business, nonprofit, faith, and government sectors
  • Applicants must reside or be employed within Hamilton County and be at least 21 years of age at the time of application. 
  • Leadership HCS requires full participation, and cohort members are expected to attend all sessions held monthly beginning in September through May from 8:00am-12:30pm.      
  • Tuition is a suggested donation of $100 to cover the cost of meals during the program. 

Please contact
Kate Skonberg for more information. 
Phone: (423) 498-7188