The Austintown Local School District has announced that seven of its administrators are participating in the Beginning Principal Mentorship Program (BPMP), sponsored by the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators and funded through the Ohio Department of Education with a Race to the Top Grant of $325,000. The program is supported by the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators, the Ohio Educational Service Center Association and the Buckeye Association of School Administrators.
Vince Colaluca, Superintendent, and David Mullane, Director of Instruction, will serve as two of 48 mentors for Beginning Principals across the state of Ohio. The Beginning Principal Mentorship Program will provide coaching by trained Mentors who will focus on the Beginning Principal’s individual needs, provide feedback on performance and offer technical assistance in such areas as communication, team building, instructional leadership, family engagement, time management and the use of data to improve student achievement.
OASSA and OAESA remain a source of sound professional development for K-12 administrators and this is an excellent opportunity for principal training and professional development and is of no cost to the district.