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Aspiring Leaders Academy

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                      Program Overview 

Selma City Schools Aspiring Leaders Academy is designed for current Selma City Schools employees who desire to develop leadership skills that will enable them to support students and stakeholders in Selma City Schools. Members of the Selma City Schools Aspiring Leaders Academy will engage in key aspects of Leadership Development of Excellence.  Aspirants will participate in professional development workshops, receive leadership coaching and complete essential experiences that will provide them with stretch opportunities to make schools and departments more joyous and effective. Aspiring leaders will develop personal and instructional leadership skills as a result of their participation in the program. Participants will matriculate through the program from October 1- May 30, 2020.


  • Must be an employee of the Selma City School System (SCS). (Classroom Teacher, Counselor, Librarian, Assistant Principal
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Current Alabama Professional Certification in teaching or Educational Leadership
  • Two years of experience as an educator or an alternative career.
  • Written recommendation from current principal in attachments section of online application.

Academy Application  

In addition to meeting the certification requirements, candidates for the Aspiring Leaders Academy Cohort 1 must submit  a completed application (PDF)/  (DOC) by the established deadline. Candidates applying for the SCS Aspiring Leaders Academy must complete all fields of the application. Applications should be submitted electronically and must be received by September 23, 2019. Electronic submissions only. Please save your completed document/pdf and email to 

 Key Dates & Info

Candidate Interviews:

Candidates who meet the initial criteria and who are selected to move into the second phase of the selection process will participate in a face-to-face interview. Interviews will be conducted by a leadership panel between September 25-26, 2019.  You will be contacted to schedule your interview date no later than September 24, 2019. 


Final Selection/Notification:

Final selection of candidates will be reviewed by the leadership panel. Upon review and approval, candidates will be notified of their selection into ALA Cohort 1 by September 27, 2019.  


SCS Aspiring Leadership Academy Participation:

Once selected, program participants will be required to attend all sessions of professional learning that comprise the Aspiring Leaders curriculum. Participants are expected to participate actively in the discussions, assignments, and experiences and to abide by established cohort norms. Click here to view tentative workshop schedule.


Posted Monday, September 16, 2019