Aspiring Principals Academy

Do you want to be a principal?

We are seeking innovative teachers (counselors, psychologists, and so on) who want to learn to become future leaders to join the Aspiring Principals Academy (APA). The APA, sponsored by the BYU–Public School Partnership, is made up of teachers who meet four times during the year to explore the principalship.

2019–2020 Schedule

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 (8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (4:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.)

Why Join the Aspiring Principals Academy?

You learn

  • which leadership skills you will need,

  • what it takes to be a principal, and

  • whether leadership is the right path for you.

You receive

  • expanded networking opportunities,

  • increased insight into district cultures, and

  • information about the BYU School Leadership Program.

We expect you to

  • attend every session (tentative schedule above),

  • complete assigned readings before each session, and

  • actively participate and enjoy the sessions.

No cost, as

  • you will not be charged to participate, 

  • the cost of your substitutes will be covered, and

  • a $1,000 scholarship is possible if you apply and are accepted to the BYU School Leadership Program. (This scholarship will be prorated based on attendance at all four APA sessions.)

Application Information

Applications are now open! We encourage you to speak with your principal about joining us for the 2019–2020 Aspiring Principals Academy.

Applications are due June 14, 2019. 

Apply here.


Contact Email Phone
EdLF Department 801-422-4291
David Boren 801-422-0059
Alpine District: John Patten  
Canyons District: Steve Dimond  
Granite District: Bill Kenley  
Nebo District: Rick Nielsen  
Jordan District: June LeMaster  
Provo City District: Jason Cox  
Wasatch County District: James Judd