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Leadership in a Community Culture

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Course Description

Students will develop an understanding of the complexity associated with developing a school community and relating to a school’s communities. This course provides an opportunity to explore and practice demonstrating leadership skills to develop a coherent community of practice by working with teachers to optimize student learning. In addition, students will have an opportunity to learn how to work effectively with families and community members; recognize the goals and aspirations of diverse families; respond to diverse community interests and needs; and mobilize community resources in the service of student achievement. The major emphasis of this course is on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a school principal to develop and maintain a school community and manage community resources to optimize opportunities for student learning.

Please note you must be admitted to the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program prior to enrolling in this course.

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  • Details
  • $620
  • January 08, 2024 to March 17, 2024
  • Delivery Mode: Hybrid
  • Reg#: 00189
  • ID/Units: EDUC X393.5  (4.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: WINTER 2024


George Lopez, Ed.D., is currently serving as the Director-Early & Expanded Education, (Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District). He has over 14 years of serving as a principal in both elementary and middle school. He has a B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), a Masters in Educational Technology from CSUF, and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from CSUF. George has taught at CSUF Masters and School Administrative program, and this will be his fourth winter course with UCI. Also, he understands how to apply educational theory to practice. This experience has supported him to function in Union negotiations, school district reconfiguration, education laws, leadership theories, emotional intelligence, Professional Learning Communities (PLC), Response to Intervention (RTI), wellness programs, school budget, master schedule, Restorative Practice (RP), Interview process, family and community building, student and staff morale, school crisis, and leadership impact on school culture.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9780871203366

Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice, School Culture, and Stu
Book - ISBN: 9781416620242
Pam Robbins, Association for Supervision & Curriculum

STRENGTHS BASED LEADERSHIP: Great Leaders, Teams, & Why People Follow
Book - ISBN: 9781595620255
Rath & Conchie, 1 ed, Gallup Press

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START01/08/2024Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC01/08/2024Monday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
OL-ACT01/15/2024Monday------On-line class---
OL-LEC01/22/2024Monday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/29/2024Monday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/05/2024Monday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
No Meeting02/12/2024Monday------------
OL-ACT02/19/2024Monday------On-line class---
OL-LEC02/26/2024Monday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/04/2024Monday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/11/2024Monday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
END03/17/2024Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---