About the Oklahoma Principals' Academy                                                  

Due to severe budget shortages being experienced by state schools and school districts, enrollment for the upcoming 2016-17 UCO ELA Principals’ Academy has been quite limited. Many principals, assistant principals, and district leaders have reported that they continue to find great value in the academy. Unfortunately funding for professional development is one area where many schools and districts are trimming budgets. For this reason we are placing a moratorium on the Principals’ Academy for the 2016-17 academic year. We look forward to continuing to offer the academy in future years and also look forward to a better funding forecast for our public schools in the future.

For your 2016-17 leadership development, we encourage you to consider participating in the Educational Administrators’ Academy. In its 18th year, the Educational Administrators’ Academy provides the rare opportunity for K-12, Career Tech and Higher Education administrators to interact and gain an expanded network of colleagues and professionals in education. Lead by Dr. Shanna Teel, Founder and CEO of Dr. Shanna Teel & Company, Inc., a leadership and talent development consulting firm, participants experience in-depth leadership development designed specifically for educational leaders. You start with a 360-degree leadership assessment and receive a confidential report with input from your supervisor and other raters which highlight your leadership strengths, as well as areas for development. You’ll cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness through identifying your personal leadership vision, mission, style and values, learn strategies to improve your health and wellness, effectively managing change and conflict, group dynamics, diversity awareness, building trust and motivating others, communication skills and the ability to interrelate with others, increased understanding of the legal and human resource policies and issues facing educational institutions, and take away a more complete understanding of how your behavior impacts peers, direct reports, supervisors, and other key stakeholders.

For more information contact:
Cary Williams
Director, Educators' Leadership Academy
Phone: (405) 974-5561 Email: