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Nebraska’s NAESP PreK-3 Leadership Academy

Nebraska’s NAESP PreK-3 Leadership Academy is an opportunity for Nebraska elementary principals, instructional leaders, Head Start and community child care providers to take part in a year-long professional learning and resource program to better develop their knowledge and skills for leading and directing programs for children age three to eight.

Participants will engage in a blended professional learning environment that includes 3 in-person and/or virtual meetings, online coursework, and collaboration with peers through online discussions and Zoom meetings while working through Leading Learning Communities: A Principal’s Guide to Early Learning and the Early Grades (Pre-K-3rd Grade).

Priority will be given for participants meeting at least one of the following:

  • Principals from elementary schools designated for Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) or Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI), or
  • Principals from elementary schools that receive early childhood grant funding, or
  • Principals, Head Start and/or Community Child care directors that apply from the same community.

Applications are encouraged for those not meeting the priorities, and will be considered by any principal, instructional leader, or director of a Pre-K-3 school or agency. Only 30 participants will be eligible to take part in the second cohort.

Watch our 2020 Admin Days presentation to hear from 3 of the graduates of the 1st Cohort.



Application Packet

Applications are due March 26, 2021.

Updated February 17, 2021 10:57am