Leadership Development


    The purpose of the WCSD Leadership Development Program is to build the capacity of school-based and central office leaders through a system of high quality professional learning and mentoring experiences that continually improves leader competence and effectiveness as executives leading schools and the district in the 21st century. 

    WCSD Leadership Pathway Project Principal Preparation Program

       24-25 dates and details coming soon! 



    McRel Balanced Leadership 2.0
    The McRel Balanced Leadership Series focuses on high-leverage leadership strategies and solutions to lead schools in this dynamic time of change.  McRel International is recognized as a leader in educational research and development.  The series of courses will assist you in learning about leadership as it relates to building relationships, managing change, and focusing on what matters most.  

    All four McREL courses are now live in MyPGS.  Here are the links for participants to register:


    If you haven't taken McRel in the past 2 years, all of the content has been redesigned and modernized. It is recommended you take the series in order starting with Leadership for Better School Performance. 

    If you have any questions about the McRel Balanced Leadership series please contact our Leadership Development Coordinator, Amy Wright.  


    Leadership Pathway Project (LPP)

    • This project is designed to develop and strengthen building leaders to ultimately support student success. In response to the surging educator shortage, the LPP will allow the District to provide training, mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities to build the capacity of educators as current and future school administrators to ensure student success as instructional leaders. The LPP is a partnership between the Office of Human Resources and the Office of School Leadership ensuring the preparation of leaders skilled in situational, organizational, and systems leadership in support of academics, operations, and personnel.

    Key components of the LPP include:

    • Development of a comprehensive leadership profile for successful Administrators to be used in hiring and ongoing performance development.
    • Creation of additional positions (Deans) that will allow for experiential learning and practical application of LPP content.
    • Redesign and expansion of position-specific “Academies” (i.e., Dean Academy, Assistant Principal Academy, Principal Academy).
    • Implementation of professional learning requirements for current Administrators to ensure continued leadership and mentorship capacity building.
    • Mentorship for novice and experienced school administrators.

    Office of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership will partner with Human Resources to collaborate on the LPP. 




  • Location: 425 E 9th St, B-105
    Reno, NV 89512
    Laurie Bennett-Secretary
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