Since 1997, more than 650 principals and assistant school leaders from public, private, parochial, and charter schools in Southern Louisiana have completed the two-year leadership training and development program. The Fellows Program is designed to create exceptional school leaders through intensive job-embedded professional development, training, and mentoring. Long-term, comparative data analyses by SLC indicates that schools whose school leaders enrolled in the Fellows Program improved at twice the rate of the state average in their Louisiana Department of Education School Performance Scores.
School leadership is a critical determinant of student achievement and school improvement. SLC has been chosen by the Louisiana Department of Education and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to prepare critically-needed leaders as Principals through its Alternative Certification Program. Our leadership preparation expands the knowledge and skills of participants through in-depth study while allowing them to reflect on their work and ability. Participants apply newly learned skills in real life settings students through a 125-day, in-school internship period while earning eighteen hours towards a Masters Degree in Education.