Leadership Development

Hamilton County Schools is dedicated to ensuring that every student has access to excellent teachers and that every teacher has access to excellent school leaders by recruiting and retaining talented educators. Our leadership development opportunities and programs were developed with one key idea in mind: by focusing our development efforts intensely on equipping current teachers, teacher leaders, and school administrators to have an immediate impact on the instruction and culture occurring in their schools, we will see higher student engagement, increased student achievement, and a dramatic reduction in the achievement gap. Our programs help educators at all stages of their career continuously improve to be the best possible leaders they can be so that all Hamilton County students can thrive and reach their full potential.



LEAD Applications for 2023-2024

Applications for the next LEAD cohort (for SY 2023-2024) will begin in February 2023. Click on the program buttons above to get more information about applicant criteria, training and practicum, and application components for each LEAD program. 


Application Windows:

  • *UPDATED* Aspiring Instructional Coach (AIC) LEAD - January 25 - February 8, 2023
  • Aspiring Teacher Leader (ATL) LEAD - February 13-26, 2023
  • Aspiring Assistant Principal (AAP) LEAD - March 13-26, 2023
  • Aspiring Principal (AP) LEAD - April 3-23, 2023

All applications must be submitted in iCims within the application window for each program. Late applications will not be accepted. 

If you have additional questions about application components, please reference our LEAD Application Resource


Have questions about LEAD? 
Email [email protected] or register here to attend one of our Zoom information sessions prior to the application windows:

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023 (3:30 and 5:00 pm)
  • Thursday, February 2, 2023 (3:30 and 5:00 pm)
  • Monday, February 6, 2023 (3:30 and 5:00 pm)
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023 (3:30 and 5:00 pm)