RCOE Committed to Ensuring Highest-Quality Leadership at All Levels
In keeping with state and nationwide focus on raising high school graduation rates and improving career/college readiness, the Riverside County Office of Education’s Educational Leadership Services (ELS) Division provides a variety of programs and services to maximize leadership capacity for schools and districts. ELS signature programs include the Aspiring Administrators’ Academy for teacher leaders and assistant principals, Balanced Leadership - a skill-development program for principals, School Leadership Teams (SLT) – a two-year institute for principals with their leadership teams, and executive leadership development for district superintendents.
In addition, the ELS Division has developed new leadership programs for managers of operational departments such as technology, business, facilities, and others who are key to the overall success of improving schools. Launched in 2008-09 for RCOE’s internal management, these programs will be opened in the future to participants from the school districts of Riverside County.
Each ELS program is carefully designed using the most comprehensive, recent research on leadership, particularly in the field of education. The largest program, SLT, has been continuously updated since the 1980s. In 2008-09, SLT served 48 first- and second-year school teams from nine districts. Achievement data on participating schools – including schools that have completed the program – demonstrates continued significant gains compared to similar schools throughout the state and county.
The Division also offers a variety of other leadership services, including customized support for schools and districts.