As part of its efforts to provide high quality support to schools, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District is excited to continue a professional development initiative that prepares new principals for sustained success.
Administrators and principals gathered for the Transforming Our Public Schools (TOPS) meeting on Sept. 5.
TOPS is the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School Districts new principal institute that focuses on the success of first and second year principals.
“The purpose of the TOPS is to offer a system that will address the needs of new principals,” said Veronica Kortan, director of staff development.
TOPS is headed by Dr. Arturo Cavazos, deputy superintendent for transformation and school support, along with Kortan and Lori Romero, executive director for school leadership.
“These meetings are designed as trainings to guide and support our new principals throughout the year,” said Dr. Arturo Cavazos, deputy superintendent for transformation and school support. “During the first two years in their new role as a school leader, we provide this Principal Institute as a system of support to help the principals lead their campuses effectively and, in turn, yield maximum student achievement.”
TOPS meetings will be the first Wednesday of every month and there are a total of 11 cohorts this year.
“This is going to be an excellent resource for our new principals,” said Lori Romero, executive director for school leadership. “We will be providing them with support and guidance during their shift into administration, and are anxious to see their progression through the year.”