Mr. Levi Goins, science teacher at Mount Airy High School, has been awarded a spot to participate in High Point University’s (HPU) Leadership Academy. Mount Airy City Schools, along with six partnering districts, are working collaboratively with HPU to prepare 20 candidates for administrative positions in North Carolina school districts. This program is an extensive program that will prepare candidates to become principals who will return to their home districts following a year of leadership development. Graduate students will learn about themselves, build skills, and grow through job-embedded experiences that relate directly to their field of study. This training will prepare Mr. Goins and other participants to transform low-performing schools into high-performance learning environments for all students.
This program will allow Mr. Goins to do his internship in Mount Airy City Schools while it pays for a substitute during his time away from the classroom. Upon completion of the academy, he will have earned his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from High Point University and be eligible for North Carolina licensure as School Administrator. Following the program, each candidate will fulfill a three-year commitment to their district where they will be able to pursue administrative openings as they become available.