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Aspiring School Leaders Retreat in April

Administrators are invited to nominate a teacher to attend the Aspiring School Leaders Retreat, scheduled for April 24-25, at the K-Bar-S Lodge near Keystone. It is limited to 30 participants. Applications are due March 14. Applicants will be notified about their acceptance by March 21.

Nominees should be strong candidates for future roles in school administration. Attendees will learn about leadership roles, reflect on their careers and consider pathways leading to administration.

The Department of Education, School Administrators of South Dakota, TIE and the Midwest Alliance for Professional Learning and Leadership have teamed up to host this retreat.

The retreat is provided free of charge. Districts are responsible for travel costs to and from the retreat and the costs of substitute teachers. Lodging and meals will be provided.

Find more information, including a retreat agenda and application form, at www.midwestmaple.org.

Contact John Swanson at TIE, (605) 394-1876, with any questions.