About the 2016/2017 Wyoming Principal Leadership Academy

A partnership between Wyoming Center for Education Leadership (WyCEL) and Technology & Innovation in Education (TIE)

WyCEL and TIE are excited to invite you to the 2016-2017 Wyoming Principal Leadership Academy. The Academy will focus on Wyoming Department of Education’s Continuous School Improvement components with an emphasis on the AdvancED Standards for Quality School Systems:

  • Standard 1 – Purpose and Direction
  • Standard 3 – Teaching and Assessing for Learning
  • Standard 5 – Using Results for Continuous Improvement

Wyoming Principal Leadership Academy attendees will increase skills for leading professional conversations, will gain access to online tools with processes for analyzing school data for continuous improvement, and will enhance technology skills for personal and professional growth.

The Academy program will include a mix of face-to-face meetings and synchronous, online discussions. Graduate and PTSB credit will be available.

wasspwyoming association of elementary and middle school principalsAdditional financial support is provided by the Wyoming Association of Secondary School Principals (WASSP) and the Wyoming Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals (WAEMSP).

We urge you to take advantage of this unique leadership academy opportunity! Because the academy will focus on continuous school improvement efforts, schools might consider Title 1 as a funding mechanism for this event.

About the Partners


1925 Plaza Blvd • Rapid City, SD 57702 • (605) 394-1876

Our purpose is to make a difference in the education environment by providing quality service, and staying on top of cutting-edge technology and training strategies.

TIE curates lesson resources, provides instruction for the best uses of internet tools and provides customized support on the best pedagogical strategies to support learning. TIE strives to be a source of professional development which assists and empowers educational communities to respond productively and responsibly in a networked global society. Today’s professional development incorporates current technologies with traditional strategies to provide participants with experiences focused on their current practice, meeting learners where they are and taking them to where they want to be.

TIE professionals have both wide and deep content knowledge in the educational topics relevant to schools. They utilize effective techniques and research-based approaches to assist educators in growing their instructional practice and leadership capacities.

WPLA Educational Leadership

1000 E. University Ave • Laramie, WY 82070 • (307) 766-3145

Our mission at the Wyoming Center for Educational Leadership is to provide professional development for leaders at the classroom, school, district and higher education levels, for the purpose of advancing education in Wyoming. WyCel’s mission came to life during a summer 2014 planning session that drew representatives from several K-12 education agencies and UW. From that experience came nine priorities. Those priorities focus primarily on providing professional development programming, mentoring, and technical support for districts needing assistance.

The UW College of Education has long included academic programs preparing and certifying principals and superintendents, many of whom move to leadership positions in Wyoming schools after graduation. The impetus for establishing additional support, represented in WyCel, comes from increasing calls by Wyoming political and school leaders for greater engagement from UW.

If you have any questions, please contact:

MaryLou McGirr, Learning Specialist

Technology & Innovation in Education
(605) 394-1876 or (605) 721-1986