Developing Future School Leaders: Providing TA to SEAs and LEAs

Wednesday February 7, 2024
1:15 - 2:15 PM
Oregon Ballroom 201

Schools across the country are in need of qualified leaders who have an understanding of the job, tools and resources to use to be successful leaders, and the ability to build relationships with students, staff, parents, and the community. This session will focus on the leadership development projects that R4CC has been asked to provide capacity building technical support. These projects include low performing urban school principal and principal supervisor development, statewide aspiring assistant principal, principal, and teacher leader academies, a rural education consortium of new principal support, and a rural district's principal pipeline development. We will discuss how the projects began and have evolved over time, share resources, and hear firsthand from participants.

Jeanine Hildreth

Jeanine Hildreth, Managing Director, has more than 25 years of experience directing and supporting multi-site, multi-year evaluation studies. Jeanine currently co-directs the Region 4 Comprehensive Center, a federally funded technical assistance center serving the mid-Atlantic region. She currently leads the eight-year evaluation of an afterschool program for newcomer students in Montgomery County, MD, and served as evaluator for the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, a federally-funded technical assistance agency that works with districts and states to develop and implement equitable policies and practices. She led the evaluation of Detroit Children’s Fund (DCF) effort to increase the diversity and quality of school leaders and to increase the number of quality education seats available to Detroit’s students. She also led the evaluation of the i3-funded Children’s Aid (NY) Parent Leadership Institute that worked directly with a diverse group of parents to improve their level of engagement in schools and empower parents to be leaders and active advocates for their children. She has supported evaluations of work to increase the diversity of the leader pipelines in Baltimore and worked closely with state and district leaders in Maryland to develop an equity statement and develop strategies to identify and support equity-proficient school leaders. As the former Director of Research for Baltimore City Public Schools, Dr. Hildreth led internal evaluations of district improvement initiatives and served on the Charter School Advisory Board. She currently serves as president of the board member for Afya Baltimore, Inc., operator of three charter schools. Dr. Hildreth received an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in education research and policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.

In-person Lecture
classroom leaders
school improvement