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Aspiring Leaders Program / Certified

The Office of Human Resources offers an opportunity to reimagine what is possible for FCPS employees interested in pursing a leadership role in our district. Using federal American Rescue Plan funds for workforce development, we offer the Aspiring Leaders Program for a limited number of participants.  

This program:

  • Increases the capacity of teachers and leaders through development of leadership skills
  • Requires a professional commitment for active participation in all cohort activities
  • Develops a “Grow Your Own” workforce with job-embedded support from the district
  • Encourages networking among FCPS employees with varying expertise
  • Diversifies our workforce to reflect the students we serve
  • Provides additional strategies for FCPS teachers and leaders to implement immediately  


Three Cohorts:

  • Instructional Leadership
  • Student Support Leadership
  • Operational Leadership

These divisions enable us to individualize the program for participants and build capacity through specialized areas, to allow intentional networking among current district leaders and potential candidates, and to make “Grow Your Own” a collaborative effort with district departments.

Cohort Details  

Candidates must:

* Have at least four years of teaching experience

* Be a certified employee of Fayette County Public Schools with a valid Kentucky teaching certificate

* Be recognized as an excellent teacher or administrator with a proven record of helping all students learn at high levels

* Demonstrate a strong desire to serve as a teacher leader or building leader

* Possess excellent skills in human relations, oral and written communication, and basic technology

"Grow Your Own" Application

Contact us:

Shamiah Ford,
director of Teacher & Leader Effectiveness
(859) 381-4227