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Mentoring services for the 2018-19 school year will begin    
  mid-September 2018 through May 2019.  


2018-2019 New Leaders Mentor Program 

Designed to provide a system of support to first and second year building leaders.  (Principals, Directors, Coordinators, Deans, Instructional Coaches etc.)  Each new leader will be matched with an experienced administrator as their Mentor. The Mentor will work closely with the new leader to help promote success.   

Mentors will meet with their Protégés in their district or an agreed location for a minimum of 50 hours throughout the school year. 

Mentor/Protégé Teams will also meet monthly at Governors State University for discussions and presentations on topics relevant to their practice.  Some of the topics for the new school year include:

  • Restorative Justice Strategies for Administrators 
  • Developing Positive Relationships 
  • Instructional Leaders and Community Engagement 
  • Preparing for Difficult Conversations 
  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty 
  • ACES and Trauma Sensitive Schools  


2018-2019 Emerging Leaders Program

This program is designed for teacher leaders who want to perfect their leadership skills and are considering becoming a formal school leader.  Emerging Leaders will participate in 4 seminars throughout the school year to enhance their effectiveness as an informal school leader.  The seminars will be scheduled after school year and will occur at Governors State University.  Some of the topics that will be explored include:  

  • Developing Your Personal Leadership Style 
  • How to Develop Positive Relationships with Staff, Students and Parents 
  • Effective Leadership and Coaching – Skills for Success 
  • Information about GSU’s Principal Leadership Program 


Program Costs and Location

2018-2019       District Participation Fee           $500.00   (includes unlimited New and/or Emerging Leaders) 

2018-2019       New Leaders Fee                  $2,200.00   per person

2018-2019       Emerging Leaders Fee             $400.00   per person

Governors State University

1 University Parkway

University Park, IL 60484

Room: TBD



Dr. Saundra R. Mickles 

Coordinator of the New Leaders Mentor Program 



Ms. Jacquelyn McKenzie 

Program Coordinator