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Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL)

Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) is organized to facilitate participants' recognition of the connections and relationships between and among the major functions or strands of school leadership, thus the emergence of five conceptual themes:

  • Creating Positive School Culture
  • Establishing and Sustaining Vision, Mission, and Goals
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Improving Instruction
  • Managing Data and Processes



The seven strands align to the principal standards established by TEA. As compared to the five conceptual themes of AEL, the strands are a more discreet articulation of what successful school leaders must know and be able to do:

  • Team Building
  • Effective Conferencing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Goal Setting
  • Data Gathering and Analysis
  • Teacher Coaching and Mentoring
  • Curriculum and Instruction


For more information, visit the statewide Advancing Educational Leadership website: