• LeadershipDev

    View FCS' Leader Profile. Programs include:

    LEAD Academy

    • The FCS LEAD Academy, formerly known as FCS Aspiring Leaders, is a year-long, cohort-based professional learning experience designed for certified staff who have demonstrated leadership potential and have a desire to build on those skills and abilities, with hopes of expanding their influence.  The program's focus will center on the tenets of the FCS Leader Profile, with participants also learning from educational leaders from wtihin our school system.  The program is comprised of nine learning sessions and runs September through June, with each session requiring day-long participation (9:00 - 4:00).  The costs of substitute teachers will be covered by the district.
    • Contact: Terri North
    • LEAD Academy Application

     Aspiring Principals

    • Application information for the next Cohort of the Aspiring Principal Program will be posted in January, 2025.  
    • Assistant Principals who are currently serving in their third year as a Board-appointed Assistant Principal, or beyond, are eligible to apply.  Preference will be given to those having served in the role for five or more years.  Tier 2 certification is required to be appointed to the role of Principal in the State of Georgia. 
    • Contact: Sherri Black


      Class A

    • For classified staff members currently in leadership roles and/or those that seek advancement opportunities at the school and district levels. 
    • Contact: Joey Pirkle.

    Development opportunities for practicing leaders include:

    New Administrators

    • To support new administrators, FCS works on building relationships, knowledge of work, and character and integrity. 

    Summer Leadership

    • Leadership Retreat for assistant principals, principals and Central Office administrators.
    • Back to School Summit for school and district leaders.
    Practicing Leaders
    •  To support new administrators, FCS works on building relationships, knowledge of work, and character and integrity. The AP+ Plus Program is for assistant principals who have graduated from Aspiring Principals.

    For more staff development opportunities in FCS, see Teacher Induction, Professional Learning and other programs within the District Departments 

    For more information contact Mitch Young.