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    Dr. Vickie Williams, Director of Elementary Curriculum and Professional Learning, is the program coordinator. 

    Teacher Leaders

    This program is for Highly Effective teachers and certified instructional staff interested in growing their leadership skills in order to become a coach, school-based peer/mentor, or intern host.

    Aspiring Leaders

    This program is for Highly Effective teachers and certificed instructional staff who have completed a Masters in Educational Leadership, passed the Florida Educational Leadership Exam (FELE), and want to enter the Assistant Principal Pool. 

    Assistant Principal Pool 

    Acceptance into the SDMC Assistant Principal Pool is valid for 3 years. 

    Level II Principal Development

    Aspiring Prinicpals are  current District assistant principals who are seeking Level II Certification. IF selected, they will attend the Gulf Coast Partnership Resident Program at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Entrance into the program is by invitation from the Instructional Deputy Superintendent and Executive Directors.

    Principal Application Process

    In order to apply for a principal position in the School District of Manatee County, you must go through the process. First your creditials are submitted to Professional Learning for review. If approved, then submission into District hiring system to confirm job eligibilities. Then application of r principal openings.