PREPS, the Program of Research & Evaluation for Public Schools, at William Carey University is accepting applications from K-12 administrators for the 2020-2021 CEO Leadership Academy.
CEO stands for Collaborating to Empower Others.
“The PREPS CEO Leadership Academy has developed into one of the premier training opportunities available for school leaders, and I can't wait to start another journey with the best and brightest educators from across Mississippi,” said WCU’s Dr. Chuck Benigno, leader of the academy. “It’s more important than ever to develop leaders who can look through an empathetic lens and build a collaborative relationship among all members of a school community. The CEO Leadership Academy’s research-based strategies help educators develop self-awareness and a real-world perspective that will propel their schools to success.”
Dr. Patti Permenter, PREPS associate director, said the sessions will meet virtually during the school year and several face-to-face sessions will be scheduled.
“We are hopeful that the participants will have the opportunity to meet and work together in person,” she added.
As in previous years, the program is supported by a $25,000 grant from the Phil Hardin Foundation. This year, an additional grant from the CEEDAR Center at the University of Florida will be used to reduce tuition from $1,700 to $250. CEO Leadership Academy graduates will receive continuing education credits or six hours of graduate credit from William Carey University.
Candidates are encouraged to apply online by July 30.
Visit www.mspreps.org for the application link. For more information, call (601) 318-6229.