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Considering the Principalship: Workshop for Beginning Principals- Strong Leadership Series

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Considering the Principalship:

Workshop for Beginning Principals

Strong Leadership Series


Are You a Principal with Limited or No Experience?

Are You Thinking of Becoming a Principal?

These sessions are perfect for you!

In our continued commitment to provide our members the highest quality professional development, OSAC is proud to partner with one of the leading trainers of school administrators, Dr. Judi Barber. 

Beginning principals, and teachers wishing to become principals, will experience the details and decisions that principals deal with each day, the role of an instructional leader, communication strategies and much more!  Each session includes a guest speaker to provide additional insight and information.

This series is designed for participants to attend ALL sessions*


September 22, 2020

October 20, 2020 

November 17, 2020  

January 12, 2021 

February 16, 2021


8:00 - 1:00

ICTC Muskogee - Building D

2401 N 41 St E

Muskogee, OK 74403


**Last Day to Register- September 14, 2020**


  • To examine in depth the specific aspects of a school principal’s job
  • To provide a foundation for the role of a school principal
  • To network with other beginning principals
  • To lay out plans for creating a strong culture directed at student learning
  • To practice leading collaborative learning to build the capacity of teachers
  • To practice strategies and resources to use in school leadership
  • To hold conversations throughout the year about topics you “are running into”


The session will be led by Dr. Judi Barber. Dr. Barber has been in education for 52 years and has served in a variety of roles. She has served as a teacher’s aide, physical education instructor, classroom teacher, team leader, curriculum consultant, arts-in-education coordinator and served as a principal for 19 years after which she served as a Director of Curriculum and Instruction in a

large district. During those years, she also taught at The University of Oklahoma as a special instructor and adjunct professor. Dr. Barber’s influence is ongoing. She has not only inspired legions of teachers, students, and administrators, but her work throughout the state to assist other school districts has resulted in award-winning gains in the quality of collaboration, staff development, planning, and student achievement.Dr. Barber is a member of the Oklahoma Educators’ Hall of Fame

Highlights of Each Session:


Session 1: September 22, 2019

  • The School You Want to Create
  • The Details – Schedules, Duty Rosters, Meetings…
  • The Six Building Tools that Will Guide Your Work
  • Getting the “Low Down” on Your New School
  • Student Behavior and Pixie Dust
  • Your Role in the Middle
  • Discussions and Celebrations from Your Current Work

Session 2: October 20, 2019

  • The Switch from Teaching to Learning and the Principal’s Role
  • Putting Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction in Their Place
  • Making a Plan and Running the Plan
  • Performing Teacher Teams
  • The SDE Can Be Your Friend
  • Ensuring Learning through Monitoring Data
  • Discussions and Celebrations from Your Current Work

Session 3: November 17, 2019

  • Necessary Skills and Understandings in Quality Schools
  • Building the Capacity of the Staff
  • Coaching Instruction and Evaluating Staff
  • Creating Events that Make an Impact
  • Organizing for Quality and Remaining Sane
  • Being the Lead Learner
  • Discussions and Celebrations from Your Current Work

Session 4: January 12, 2020

  • Being Strategic in Your Work
  • The Style of Leadership that Works for You
  • Understanding the Change Process
  • Embedding New Processes
  • Getting the “Naysayers” on Your Side
  • Discussions and Celebrations from Your Current Work

Session 5: February 16, 2020

  • What People Believe Helps and Hinders
  • Building a Culture that Produces and Is a Great Place to Work
  • Interviewing to Get the Best and Ensuring They Are
  • The Talk in the School
  • Work Life Balance is Not a Myth
  • Discussions and Celebrations from Your Current Work



$400 per person for OSAC districts

$600 per person for non-member districts

Price includes all 5 sessions, so only $80 per day!

Lunch is included!

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Cancellation Policy:

Since meals, presenters, training materials, and other costs are pre-paid by OSAC, please provide notice of cancellation at least 4 days prior to any OSAC event you are registered to attend. Your district will not be charged for cancellations made within 4 days of the event. Cancellations within 48 hours of an OSAC event will be charged at half price. No-shows will be charged at full price. Thank you for understanding!

Thank You for Supporting This and Other OSAC Events!



Billie Jordan
Executive Director
Cell: (918) 931-2494


Dr. Kaylin Coody
Associate Director
Cell: (918) 640-0787


Raychel Harris
Administrative Assistant


Oklahoma Schools Advisory Council
2403 N. 41st Street East
Muskogee, OK 74403-1889
Office: (918) 348-7972

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