More than 100 teachers turn out for aspiring leaders program
Pinellas school superintendent Mike Grego has launched a program to encourage teachers to pursue careers in school administration. More than 100 teachers came to the first session, held in late February at Pinellas Park High School.
The teachers, who were selected by their principals based on their leadership skills, heard about the responsibilities and roles of assistant principals, hiring practices and master's degree programs offered by six universities.
Grego ran a similar program in Osceola County Schools, when he served as that school system's superintendent. One goal of the program was to recruit and mentor black and Hispanic leaders. Grego told the School Board in his job interview that he benefited from mentoring and that it takes "that kind of personal attention" to get good leaders in the schools.