GAEL's 2018-19 Aspiring Principals Program

Wednesday August 08, 2018

One of the finest leadership development programs in Georgia is the GAEL Aspiring Principals Program under the leadership of GAESP Executive Director Hal Beaver.  The program provides the training and interactions that individuals beginning their leadership career need to move forward and respond to the needs of their school district.  The participants meet on a monthly basis to be trained by some of the most recognized education leadership professionals in Georgia.

The goals of the program are:

Develop an awareness of the issues and problems participants may encounter on the job and the array of resources and processes available to address them  Enhance participants’ organizational and leadership skills

Provide information concerning the effective operation of schools within established legal and ethical principles

Provide opportunities for discussion with successful principals concerning current trends and issues and their implications for educational improvement

Develop a cadre of school leaders who seek new and innovative approaches to the challenges of educating Georgia’s youth

Assist participants in the development of a network of professional contacts and re- sources

Increase pride, prestige, trust and confidence in public education and the educational leaders in the public schools in Georgia

The first meeting with be September 25, 2018, at the Regan Center at the Houston County Board of Education.

Questions regarding the program should be directed to Hal Beaver at