Program Information

What is the Governor's School Leadership Academy
Principal Support Program?

partnerships between the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), Georgia's RESA Network, local school districts, Georgia colleges and universities, and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), the Governor’s School Leadership Academy (GSLA) Principal Support Program is designed to support sitting principals in managing the change process to achieve transformational school-level improvement.  Principal participants will join in a rich cohort-based experience that supports their development during the 2022-2023 academic year and beyond. 

Designed for sitting principals in their first one to three years of practice or principals serving in high-need schools, the GSLA Principal Support Program provides job-embedded opportunities for participants to apply lessons learned to their unique school challenges and contexts. During the year, participating principals will engage in assignments to practice the school improvement process through job-embedded activities aligned to the expectations of GaDOE’s School Improvement Division.  These activities allow participants to practice data-driven decision making, develop cultural competence as leaders, and sharpen instructional leadership skills. As a member of a cohort with other sitting principals who are also working to transform their schools, participants will further develop their leadership strengths while expanding their network of support. Ultimately, the goal of the GSLA Principal Support Program is to increase the impact of school leaders on behalf of the students and communities they serve.