Georgetown University and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) are announcing today a new partnership through which 25 selected principals will study in a specially tailored Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) Program.
The program launches Jan. 25 and ends December 2013, according to a press release. Principals come from elementary, middle and high schools from throughout DC.
“I am thrilled that we have partnered with Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, one of the best in the country, to create an innovative program that will enhance our principals’ leadership skills and strengthen DCPS’ human capital efforts,” DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson, a 2007 graduate of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business’ EML program, said in a prepared statement.
“Together, we are making an investment not only in the futures of the principals, but in the future of DCPS,” she said.
Henderson will announce the new program at an event tonight at the University alongside Georgetown President John J. DeGioia, Georgetown McDonough Dean David A. Thomas and Paul Almeida, McDonough’s senior associate dean for executive education.
Georgetown —along with other donors— will subsidize the program for the principals, who will graduate with EML degrees from GU in December.
“Georgetown is proud to play a role in ensuring that DCPS principals are best prepared for the challenges and opportunities that arise in educating our city's children,” DeGioia said in a prepared statement.
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