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1st Year Principal

1st year prin The First Year Principals cohort develops the knowledge and skills of first year principals to become highly effective in their new role. The cohorts' learning designs, differentiated by elementary and secondary, are based on the Texas Principals Standards. First year principals participate in Socratic-style seminars on topics relevant to the role of a new school leader and based on relevant, district-identified topics. 

The first-year principal cohort is a one-year model.


Induction is designed to support Houston ISD school principals to become highly effective. This cohort fulfills the one-year state-mandated induction program according to Texas Administrative Code RULE §241.25. First-year principals are
assigned principal mentor for the year-long induction.

Eligibility requirements

To qualify, candidates must be in the first year of the principalship.

1st-year Principals’ Cohort Meeting Dates



Thursday, December 3, 2021

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Thursday, March 10, 2022 

Thursday, May 26, 2022

                         Contact: Kasey Bailey
                Exec Director, Leadership Development