LEAP Academy


Next Cohort Group

  • The next LEAP cohort will be in 2021-22 school year.


  • The mission of the Granbury ISD (GISD) LEAP Academy is to develop leadership capacity in selected GISD teacher leaders by providing quality learning and coaching experiences in a collaborative and supportive environment with a focus on individual and organizational growth.

Selection Criteria

  • The following criteria will be utilized in selecting all LEAP Academy applicants:

    • A minimum of three years of teaching experience
    • Articulated interest in becoming a campus or district administrator
    • Evidence of commitment to ongoing professional growth
    • Evidence of leadership abilities as demonstrated in current or previous positions
    • Completion of at least 21 hours in an Educational Administration/Educational Leadership Master’s degree program, or hold an earned Master’s degree and 18 hours towards Principal Certification.
    • Properly completed application including comprehensive answers to the application questions
    • Minimum of two professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor/principal
    • Every other year, GISD will take a cohort of between 8-12 applicants.

Program Expectations

    • One 2-hour sessions per month (seven total meetings)
    • Service on a district comprehensive needs assessment committee or planning committee for a district-level event
    • Participation in a leadership shadowing activity
    • Completion of several program assignments between LEAP sessions
    • Participation in a mock interview
    • Regular attendance at each session
    • Attendance at the May GISD Board Meeting