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Distinguished Leadership in a Remote Learning Environment 

Applications for Distinguished Leadership in a Remote Learning Environment (DLR) are now CLOSED.

DLR Program Description

This professional development model, entitled Distinguished Leadership in a Remote Learning Environment (DLR), is a school-leader professional development program that will take place over approximately 15 weeks. The professional development program will be facilitated both synchronously and asynchronously for cohorts of school leaders.

School leaders will participate in:

  • Virtual facilitated Zoom sessions

  • Online application-based job-embedded activities

  • Virtual interactions with peers and facilitators

  • Structured sharing sessions.


Upon completion of the DLR program, principals selected for the inaugural cohort will also be eligible to be selected for future peer mentoring opportunities focused on working with fellow principals to build their capacity to promote teacher effectiveness and lead in a remote learning environment. 


The virtual DLR program is available to practicing principals throughout North Carolina. Principals may apply to attend individually or with their school leadership teams (Principal, Assistant Principals, & Instructional Coaches). 


The program, funded by the Department of Public Instruction, is provided at no cost to all selected NC school leaders. Applicants must be committed to participating fully in all virtual sessions and job-embedded activities.


If you have any questions, please contact:


Katie Patterson



Supervisor approval is required to participate in the program.  

Program Components 

Component One: Developing a Shared Vision for High Quality Instruction in a Remote Learning Environment


Component Two: Promoting and Developing Teacher Effectiveness Through Evaluation and Coaching in a Remote Learning Environment


Component Three: Creating a Collaborative Culture of High Expectations for Students and Staff in a Remote Learning Environment

On-Demand Webinar Series

In cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, NCPAPA will be developing a series of six on demand webinars as a part of our Distinguished Leaders in a Remote Learning Environment program. These webinars, available at no cost to school leaders, are developed in partnership with EdNC. To access these webinars, click here.

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