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The Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) program was developed by the National Institute for School Leadership for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Region 1 is comprised of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery counties and the City of Philadelphia. John Romanoski and Joe Kircher are the regional site coordinators responsible for scheduling, enrollment and delivering PIL courses in Region 1.
Many Philadelphia Principals and Assistant Principals have been through this program. The PIL program is required for Principals' Induction in Pennsylvania. Principal and Assistant Principals are required to complete induction if they were hired and using their administrative license after January 1, 2008. Although its target audience is Principals and Assistant Principals who have five or less years of experience, many experienced Principals are also registering for the PIL Program. Research conducted by Johns Hopkins and Old Dominion Universities have shown a direct correlation between school leaders' participation in this program and improved student achievement.
Since the PIL program is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, there is no cost to The School District of Philadelphia or the participant.
It has come to our attention that The School District of Philadelphia has experienced an administrative turnover in many schools and that there are new school administrators who could benefit from participation in this successful program. Enrollment is limited and training sessions fill up very quickly. The PIL courses are advertised at the Pennsylvania Department of Education Website (http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pennsylvania_department_of_education/7237).
Administrators in Philadelphia should check the Region 1 schedule for dates and locations of PIL courses Please contact either John or Joe (below) at the numbers/emails below and we will be very happy to discuss the PIL program and answer any/all of your questions.
John Romanoski- firstname.lastname@example.org, 484-300-5366
Joe Kircher- email@example.com, 215-680-8966