Cohort 3 Executive Interns from Lee and Robeson counties study multiple sources of school data in order to determine strategies and methods related
to school improvement.
Cohort 3 Executive Interns from Montgomery and Moore counties share notes regarding Switch Month. Interns are required to spend 5 weeks working in another school system to deepen their learning in school culture, instruction, and management.
Video by Cohort 2 below: Just the Start of a Journey...The SLA Way
Cohort 1 Executive Interns from Hoke County, Cumberland County, and Lee County work collaboratively on school data during the first Intensive Week. One hundred percent of Cohort 1 interns received administrative promotions following completion of the SLA program and are now serving as successful administrators who are committed to clear vision and school improvement.
Cohort 2 Executive Interns absorb PLC details during a 2-day training session and make plans for implementing and improving PLCs in their schools.
Application to the Program
The application process for Sandhills Leadership Academy is a two-tiered process, including selection processes at the (1) LEA and (2) Regional levels. Participating school districts may recommend up to four candidates for the next cohort, each of whom will participate in the Regional Selection Process.
LEAs use a rubric developed by the Sandhills Leadership Academy Advisory Committee to assess qualifications of candidates on the following criteria:
1. Five years of teaching experience or equivalent
2. Career status or eligibility for career status
3. Consistent performance at the accomplished
and distinguished levels on the North Carolina
Teacher Evaluation instrument
4. Demonstrated success in leading adults in
schools or the school district
(Please see Selection Process page for further information.)