The Talent Development Department’s primary charge is to identify emerging leaders and create a strong and comprehensive pipeline of leadership from recruitment to retention of effective practicing leaders. A federal Department of Education School Leadership Program Grant was awarded to Granite School District in 2013 to assist in developing this process.
We are accomplishing this goal by:
- Developing an Emerging Leader Academy which serves as a cohesive, structured process of recruiting, training, preparation, internship and achieving state licensure for aspiring administrators.
- Providing a yearlong internship experience for identified emerging leaders to apply theory and training into practice.
- Developing a Practicing Principal’s Academy in which principals are divided into collaborative professional learning communities led by well prepared and effective school principals (facilitators). The goal of administrative PLCs is to assist school leaders in implementing coherent, sustained and evidenced based learning strategies that improve instructional effectiveness and student achievement in their schools.
Professional Growth and Evaluation Process (PLAN)
The Department of Talent Development also works with all employees through the Professional Growth and Evaluation process. We assist schools and employees in navigating the Granite School District PLAN (Professional Learning Alignment Navigator) process and in establishing goals in alignment with their individual needs assessment and Granite School District Educator Standards