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The William Cecil Golden School Leadership Development Program

Florida’s public schools require high-performing instructional leaders that possess and utilize the competencies and skills necessary to successfully lead the improvement of student achievement. Designed to address the needs of educational leaders, The William Cecil Golden School Leadership Development Program (WCG Program) provides teacher leaders, assistant principals, principals, and school district leaders with high-quality, competency-based, customized, comprehensive and coordinated resources aligned with the Florida Educational Leadership Standards.

The William Cecil Golden School Leadership Development Program consists of several distinct components that are integrated with Florida's Continuous Improvement Model that focuses on student achievement. Components of the program address the needs of emerging school leaders engaged in Level I educational leadership programs, Level II principal preparation programs and district professional learning for current school leaders.

For more information on Florida’s Educational Leadership Standards or the William Cecil Golden School Leadership Development Program, please contact the Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention at professionaldevelopment@fldoe.org or 850-245-0435.