Turnaround Leadership Development Program

The Turnaround Leadership Development Program at Region 13 provides high quality training, coaching and support to prepare leaders for work in turnaround schools. Turnaround Leadership is defined as: “a dramatic and comprehensive intervention in a low-performing school that produces significant gains in student achievement within two academic years.” (Mass Insight Education & Research Institute, 2007)-The Turnaround Mindset: Aligning Leadership for Student Success 2011 Fairchild & DeMary.  Research suggests that high quality selection, preparation, training and leadership development and coaching is necessary for success.


To be eligible, applicants:

  • Must be candidates in a principal or superintendent certification program or are already certified administrators
  • Hold a valid administrator/mid-management or teacher certification
  • Have experience or strong desire to work in low-performing schools

Application window is now closed; contact Sarah Reuwsaat at sarah.reuwsaat@esc13.txed.net for more information.


What Participants Are Saying

TLD gave me an opportunity to pause and reflect on my leadership strengths and underdeveloped areas.  The Behavior Event Interview (BEI) was a game changer for me as an instructional leader.  The tool was used to evaluate my baseline leadership skills and provide a guide on professional growth!  It has helped create high-growth in my school.
2018 Turnaround Leadership Development Participant

This year, my school made notable gains in student achievement.  I highly attribute this success to the guided review and reflection activities of my Action Plan development along with the ongoing support of my Coach.
2017 Turnaround Leadership Development Participant