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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the 2019/2021 Preparing New Principals (PNP) Cohort (Leadership, Professional Development and School Transformation)
The PNP Program in the Hillsborough Principals Pipeline meets the requirement for level two certification, which is required by the Florida Department of Education for anyone serving as school principal in the State of Florida. The purpose of the PNP Program is to increase the supply of effective school leaders, produce principals prepared to lead the diverse student population, increase academic achievement, facilitate the development and retention of effective and highly effective teachers, and produce leaders with the competencies and skills to achieve district goals, objectives, and priorities. The two-year program requires leaders to show competency for entry and exit to be placed into the principal pool. The program was redesigned five years ago as part of the Hillsborough Principal Pipeline. The candidates demonstrated the leadership competencies at an accomplished level.  All candidates have agreed to participate in the two-year program with the understanding they must meet all benchmarks during the program, as well as achieve a successful score on the exit interview and entry plan presentation. PNP is a recognized principal preparation program by the Florida Department of Education, the Wallace Foundation, the Alliance to Reform Educational Leadership Foundation, and the Educational Development Center.
• Recruit, support, and retain a highly effective and diverse workforce
There will be a cost of $1,600 per participant with Eckerd College and $500 for books/resources from the Title II grant.
Metrics used to evaluate the program include: feedback from graduates; number of participants who successfully exit; number of graduates receiving principal positions within three years of exiting; and performance of principals in the first three years on the job. The following outcomes have been achieved in the last three years: 100 percent of applicants agreed or strongly agreed the program successfully prepared them; 90 percent of participants passed the exit; 75 percent of graduates moved into principal positions within the first three years after exiting the program; and 97 percent of principals graduating from the program in the past three years were rated effective or highly effective after their first year on the job.
SUBMITTED BY:  Kim Huff, Director, Leadership Development
Tricia McManus   Gretchen Saunders
Assistant Superintendent, Leadership, Professional Development, and School Transformation
  Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
    B 6.07
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20190611_925 (Board Meeting) * Section B Item# 6.07