Rising Stars

Rising Stars is a performance-based leadership certification program offered by Northeast Georgia RESA and the University of North Georgia Leadership Collaborative.  This program is designed for aspiring leaders who hold an Ed.S. and wish to add the leadership certificate at either the building level or the district level.  The Rising Stars Leadership Collaborative meets requirements of the Performance-Based Leadership certificate as set forth by Professional Standards Commission Rules.  The Rising Stars Leadership Collaborative will assist your district by giving you direct input into the types of performance-based experiences your aspiring leaders will carry out, thus deepening your school district’s leadership development and succession planning.

Rising Stars is a year-long certificate program including extensive instruction, performance-based coaching, and hands-on practice in the real work of district or school leaders.  This is a very exciting opportunity for school systems to identify and develop new school leaders.  With the full collaboration and cooperation among school systems, Northeast Georgia RESA, and the University of North Georgia, your aspiring leaders will be prepared for the challenges ahead and ready to step into leadership positions when they are needed.

For more information, contact:

Rhonda Hefner-Packer, PhD


Susan Cook