Illinois Administrators' Academy Information
The Administrator Academy represents six counties in West Central Illinois (Adams, Brown, Cass, Morgan, Pike and Scott). Its purpose is to provide meaningful and timely academies for administrators so they can:
- stay current on issues
- develop leadership skills
- build capacity in their role
- network with peers
- complete state requirements for licensing
State law requires administrators to participate in one academy every year (July 1 - June 30). Failure to do so results in penalties for the administrator with increased academies in future years. If more than one academy is taken during a single year, the extra academies will automatically roll over into professional development hours.
Academies are held throughout the state and offered by groups including Regional Offices of Education, the Illinois Principals' Association, and the Illinois Association of School Administrators. Participants may choose any academy at any site.
Please note that cancellation less than 48 hours prior to an Academy will result in a $50 charge to the participant. Thank you for your understanding.
Upcoming Illinois Administrators' Academies
There are no AAs scheduled at this time. Please check back later.
Teacher Evaluation Certification Renewal Information
The state has released the following information regarding the process for teacher evaluator retraining. Information regarding principal evaluator retraining will be forthcoming.
Evaluators who have taken the initial evaluator training (Growth Through Learning Modules or district-developed) must complete retraining "once within the next renewal cycle"(105 ILCS 5/24A-3). The chart below provides a guide for determining when retraining must be completed. Please note that retraining is connected to the renewal cycle of the license (PEL).
Retraining will be offered through the Administrator's Academies. Retraining through the Administrator Academy structure will allow for the inclusion of teachers who have successfully completed initial evaluator training, but do not hold an administrator endorsement on their PEL. Two academies are required to meet the retraining requirement. One will address teacher practice, and the other will address student growth. The academies neither need to be taken in any particular order, nor do they have to be taken together.
Sample Scenarios for First Retraining -- Renewal Cycle Date of Retraining
As a teacher evaluator, if I took the initial training in 2012 and renewed my license by July 1st, 2013. My retraining must be completed by June 30th, 2018.
As a teacher evaluator, if I renewed my license by July 1st, 2014. My retraining must be completed by June 30th, 2019.
As a teacher evaluator, if I renewed my license by July 1st , 2015, My retraining must be completed by June 30th, 2020
As a teacher evaluator, if I renewed my license by July 1st, 2016 My retraining must be completed by June 30th, 2021
As a teacher evaluator, if I renewed my license by July 1st, 2017 My retraining must be completed by June 30th, 2022