Innovative Teacher-to-Principal Training Program Is Helping Drive Reform and School-Wide Change

For Immediate Release

Date: May 9, 2016

Baton Rouge - Advance Innovative Education has received a $50,000 grant through the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation to support its Redesigning Lessons, Re-envisioning Principals (RLRP) alternative principal certification program.

The RLRP leadership training program addresses the challenging educational crisis in our state by developing teachers into leaders who can help affect schools and student achievement, a charge that the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has emphasized through its promotion of an expansive educational reform effort aimed at increasing the accountability of failing schools.

The new emphasis on accountability imposes a sense of urgency in the Greater Baton Rouge area to show improvement and produce systemic change that will lead to sustainable results.

Louisiana’s historically sub-standard public education system has produced high dropout rates, rampant illiteracy, and a bleak economic outlook for generations of public school educated children. The majority of Louisiana school children (K-12) are underserved educationally and not reaching their full potential.

RLRP employs some of the approaches of alternative teacher certification: recruitment and selection, residency of practicum, coaching or mentoring and learning by doing.

Advance Innovative Education was founded in 2005 and has delivered innovative education services that generate a meaningful impact on education.

The AIE team brings education expertise from all levels (previous superintendents, principals, teachers, and higher education), as well as core skills in school design, school management, school personnel supervision and assessment, and community outreach.

AIE works collaboratively with individuals and groups to build strategically targeted solutions.  As an innovative partner, AIE shows communities how education services should work toward a common goal: to increase student success.