Leadership Development

Dr. Laurie Riopelle, Director

Dr. Laurie RiopelleDirector

Phone(561) 649-6839
3300 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm BeachFL33406

Purpose and Functions

From aspiring leaders to seasoned administrators, Leadership Development programs focus to improve student achievement by providing rigorous and relevant professional development opportunities. These programs are designed to prepare and support creative and passionate leaders with interpersonal skills, communication, and conceptual skills, and group leadership skills to lead schools toward improving student learning and academic growth.

Programs facilitated include the Principals’ Leadership Academy, the Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP), Preparing New Principals (PNP), FAU Leadership for Excellence and Equity (ExEq), ECET2 Teacher Leadership, and Leaders Learn and Grow.

Additionally, the department supports professional growth across the District including the District Leadership Academy, facilitates the Marzano school-based leader evaluation and offers coaching and training across the leadership continuum.

The School District of Palm Beach County