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 2024-2025

 Applications for the 2024-2025 cohorts of LEAD will be available in iCims during the following application windows: 
Aspiring Instructional Coach LEAD - January 8-24*, 2024
(*this deadline was extended due to school closures the week of January 15th)
Aspiring Teacher Leader LEAD - January 22 - February 4, 2024
Aspiring Assistant Principal LEAD - February 26 - March 10, 2024
Aspiring Principal LEAD - March 18 - April 7, 2024

If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to attend one of our virtual LEAD application information sessions. Please register here for one of the following information sessions: 
December 12th - 3:30 and 5:00 pm
December 14th - 3:30 and 5:00 pm
December 19th - 3:30 and 5:00 pm
January 4th - 4:00

LEAD Application Resource: We encourage all applicants to review our LEAD Application Resource for troubleshooting and support during the application process.

Have questions about LEAD? Email [email protected]