Thursday, May 29, 2014

Call for applications for Education Leadership 2014-15

The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for next year's Education Leadership class! The program builds positive community relationships between Manchester schools and businesses.Educator Leadership is designed to recognize and nurture mutually beneficial relationships between educators and diverse sectors of the local business community. The program creates closer alignment between business and education so that educators walk away with practical applications and a stronger understanding of where industry sectors are going and the knowledge necessary to better prepare students for careers in high growth industries.  Directed by a Steering Committee, Educator Leadership begins in October with a total of 7 sessions held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in October, November, January, February, March, April and May. Each session focuses on a new industry with presentations by business leaders through lectures and discussions during on-site visits.

Who Should Apply

This year, educators (teachers, guidance counselors, reading and math specialists, etc.) from the elementary, middle and high schools in Manchester are invited to apply for Educator Leadership.  Those chosen will have demonstrated a strong commitment to education and the Manchester community, have achieved high levels of leadership in their respective spheres of influence and are capable of assuming greater responsibility in the future, including taking what they have learned back to their schools to share with other educators as well as making the necessary commitment to attend all the Educator Leadership classes.

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