• On Wednesday, May 6, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. 

    El miércoles, 6 de mayo, la Dra. Karen Salmon, superintendente de educación del estado, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland permanecerán cerradas por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. 

    Le mercredi 6 mai, la Surintendante de l'éducation de l’État, Dr Karen Salmon, a annoncé que toutes les écoles publiques du Maryland resteront fermées pour le reste de l’année scolaire 2019-2020.

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    Program Description

    Aspiring Leaders Program for Student Success (ALPSS) is a leadership program for Assistant Principals who aspire to become principals. ALPSS guides a cohort of leaders through face-to-face sessions, shadowing, and mentoring opportunities to prepare them to become PGCPS school leaders. 


    • Must be a current PGCPS assistant principal for a minimum of 3 years.
    • Must hold a Framework for Teaching certification.
    • Must have no unsatisfactory evaluations.
    • Must receive recommendations from current Principal and Instructional Director that indicate an endorsement of applicant’s capacity to perform as a PGCPS principal within 12 months
    • Must have the ability to commit to program requirements.
    • An Admin II certification by start of program is preferred.

    Admission/Selection Process Targeted Employee Group

    Panel Interview APIP II Cohort

    Program Overview

    ALPSS is a program, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of assistant principals who desire to pursue the principalship.  ALPSS is an 8-month formal program aligned to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL). Through a combination of face-to-face sessions and mentoring opportunities participants are led through sessions that focus on organizational and leadership strategies that will prepare them to be effective Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) school leaders. In addition, PGCPS continues to offer support to the ALPSS cohorts after the formal program concludes in various formats.

    • Selected participants will be required to attend sessions and complete assignments above and beyond the assigned duties in their current role which including the following:
    • Attend on-time and actively participate in ten, modules throughout the year
    • Complete any pre- and post- session assignments completely and in a timely manner
    • Present end of year 30-60-90 day entry plan to members of Executive Leadership
    • Participate in practicum experiences to apply lessons learned
    • Build and maintain a relationship with an assigned mentor
    • Abide by established cohort norms
    • All selected participants are expected to apply for a principalship

    Successful completion of the program does not guarantee a principal position, but we feel candidates are better prepared once they are exposed to the rigors of the ALPSS program.

    Program Contact(s) 

    Dr. Danielle Moore

    Dr. Melissa Ellis


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