Governor's School Leadership Academy

The Governor’s School Leadership Academy (GSLA) provides high-quality, selective, statewide leadership preparation and support designed to develop high-capacity school leaders across Georgia. In partnership with Gwinnett County Public Schools and the Chief Turnaround Office, the GSLA will help ensure that every Georgia school is led by a transformational leader capable of maximizing student achievement. 

Through its two independent programs, the GSLA serves two groups of leaders – current principals in Turnaround Eligible Schools and aspiring principals from targeted districts throughout the state.  For both programs, the GSLA employs a three-tiered structure that incorporates:

(a) face-to-face cohort meetings designed to build knowledge on research and best practices,
(b) job-embedded assignments to practice data-driven decision-making and develop each leader’s cultural competence, and
(c) onsite and virtual coaching opportunities with former Georgia principals possessing a track record of success in developing school leaders. 

These components reinforce the need for an instruction-focused, collaborative model of school leadership and establish a network of support for school leaders across the state. 

For more information on the two cohorts, visit the Principal Cohort and Aspiring Principal Cohort pages.