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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Preparing for Administrative Leadership

Interested in becoming a TCDSB Administrative Leader?

  • Consider reflection and prayer about your calling and vocation to servant leadership as a Catholic school administrator
  • Seek out leadership opportunities within your school, family of schools, superintendency (see TCDSB Roles and Responsibilities table below)
  • Demonstrate leadership skills that support the goals of your school community (refer to BLIP, SLIP, Professional Learning Plan)
  • Inform your principal and superintendent that you are interested in pursuing an administrative leadership role
  • Familiarize yourself with the qualifications necessary for administrative leadership within the TCDSB (see Qualifications page)
  • Prepare with academic courses – Additional Qualifications Courses, Master of Education, Principal Qualifications Program (See Online Resources page for links to providers)
  • Attend Transition Series, Foundations Series sessions (see Transition Series and Foundations​ Series pages)
  • Familiarize yourself with the Catholic Leadership Framework Personal Leadership Resources and seek feedback on your strengths and goals for improvement
 

TCDSB Roles and Responsibilities to Build Leadership Capacity and Experience

ELEMENTARY

SECONDARY

Athletic Rep
Clubs     
Coaching
CSPC Rep
Curriculum Resource Teacher
Divisional Lead
Mathematics Lead
Health Action Team (HAT) Leader
Art Rep
Eco Schools Rep

Literacy Lead
Liturgical Rep
TECT Rep
Local School Staffing Advisory Committee (LSSAC)
Mentorship
NTIP (New Teacher Induction)
Special Education Teacher – SBST
Overseas Teacher
School Learning Improvement Team
Safe Schools Team Member
Teacher Delegate
School Website Support
Report Card Administrator
Summer School Principal
Acting VP
Athletic Director
Chaplaincy
Coaching
Continuing Education Teacher in Charge
Credit Recovery
CSPC Rep
Curriculum Resource
Department Head
Guidance
​International Languages Principal
Literacy Lead
Local School Staffing Advisory Committee (LSSAC)
Mentorship
Moderator
Night School Principal
Numeracy Lead
Overseas Teacher
Partnership Lead
Safe Schools
TSU Rep
Student Council Rep
Summer School Principal
Supervising Principal
 
 

Personal Leadership Resources

Aspiring leaders should review the Catholic Leadership Framework section related to personal leadership resources. Catholic_School-Level_Leadership.pdfCatholic School Leadership 
 

Personal Leadership Resources - Catholic Leadership Framework

Leaders draw upon the personal leadership resources to effectively enact leadership practices
 

Cognitive Resources

  • Problem-solving expertise
  • Knowledge of effective school and classroom practices that directly affect student learning
  • Systems Thinking*
*Especially important for system leaders
 

Social Resources

  • Perceiving emotions
  • Managing emotions
  • Acting in emotionally appropriate ways
 

Psychological Resources

  • Optimism
  • Self-efficacy
  • Resilience
  • Proactivity*
*Especially important for system leaders​