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College of Education & Integrative Studies

Great Leaders for Great Schools Academy

Great Leaders for Great Schools Academy (GLGSA) provides candidates with powerful learning experiences via multiple pedagogies and environments that transform ways of thinking and feeling about school leadership, themselves as leaders, and, consequently, transform the repertoire of actions, tactics, and strategies available to them as school leaders. Our innovative approach, supported by recent research on innovative administrator preparation programs, turns the traditional administrator preparation program on its head. Instead of relying upon traditional top-down, instructor-centered methodologies, our program uses a bottom-up, learner centered approach based upon contemporary adult learning theory. Our graduates learn more, learn better, and are prepared to enter the workforce with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to immediately address the district's most pressing site level educational and organizational problems.

  • California's first fully accredited experimental administrator credential program
  • Nationally recognized for its innovative approach to preparing school leaders
  • Funded by a $2.5 million grant from the United States Department of Education, Leadership Development Program
  • In partnership with the Pomona Unified School District (PUSD) to train 30 practice-ready administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to turn around low performing schools

Contact Us

Grant Director:

Dr. Stephen Davis
Email Dr. Davis
Phone Number: 909-869-3934
Office Location: Building 94, Room 237


Admin Coordinator:

Michael Bandoni
Email Michael
Phone Number: 909-869-3395
Office Location: Bldg 94, Room 226