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New Administrators Institute for Elementary Principals
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The institute will provide new administrators the opportunity not only for learning focused on getting a solid start but also for developing their professional network.

When: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: SAI Office
12199 Stratford Drive
Clive, Iowa  50325
United States
Contact: Amy Swanson

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The New Administrators Institutes will address topics relevant to each job-alike group, including but not limited to leadership for learning, critical dates and deadlines, how to establish a learning culture and must-know legal tips. Each session will include presentations by respected Iowa administrators and opportunities to network with colleagues.


8:30 a.m.
Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9 Welcome & Introductions (Grounding Activity)
9:25 Welcome on behalf of the Area Education Agencies
Leadership-life Fit: Focus on Your Fit in the First 90 Days
Practitioner Panel: The First 90Days What I Wish IHad Known
  1. What was your greatest celebration or successduring your first
    fewmonths on the job? What do you remember feeling especially
    good about?
  2. How did you navigate your leadership-life fit?
  3. Tell us about your first faculty meeting. What were your key
    agenda items? What did youlearn and how will it look different this year?
  4. How did you develop relationships with staff--both classified and
    certified? What do you wish you had donedifferently, if anything?
  5. How did you connect with parents and the community? How did
    you involve/engage parents from the start? What do you wish you
    had done differently?
  6. What caught you most off guard in your first month or two--what
    did you not expect?
  7. How did you begin to develop a shared vision for teaching and
  8. If you could have one re-do from those first few months as a new
    principal, what would it be?
Licensure and Ethical Leadership
Noon Lunch on site
12:30 p.m. School Administrators of Iowa ~ Linking Leadership and Learning
12:45 Top Ten Legal Lessons for the First 90 Days
Ready to Launch:
  • Letter/s of introduction (blog, website, etc.)
  • Individual staff interviews
  • The first staff meeting
  • Welcoming classified staff
  • Newsletters
  • Open house
  • New teacher orientation
2:05 Preparing for Impactful Classroom Observations and Evaluations
2:45 SAI's Mentoring Program
2:55 Closing Comments & Feedback
3 p.m. Adjourn
Attire: Business Casual

Registration fee: (includes continental breakfast and lunch) $110.

Cancellation: Notification must be received three business days prior to the workshop for a refund of the registration fees. Contact us here or call 515-267-1115 to let us know if you're unable to attend.