I have definitely grown as a professional school leader with the great support from FNSA’s Professional Growth Process. – FNSA School Principal

About the First Nations Schools Professional Growth Process

The Professional Growth Process involves direct, in‐school assistance for principals that is designed to advance their professional skills and support them to provide effective teacher support and supervision.

As a key component of the program, Regional Principals provide in‐school assistance to principals as they work through the PGP process. The Regional Principals visit schools throughout the school year to mentor principals and demonstrate supervisory techniques, and they maintain contact through telephone and e‐mail to provide ongoing assistance.

The FNSA provides a variety of related  support documents, training and networking opportunities as part of the PGP program. These opportunities were designed under the guidance of First Nations school representatives to help address some of the challenges First Nations school principals sometimes face in accessing professional development and working in remote settings.

PGP continues to be a central component of the FNSA’s ongoing efforts to support First Nations schools in BC. Possibilities to expand the PGP continue to be explored.

Support

Principals! To contact your Regional Principal and access FNSA Professional Growth Process services, contact Sue Gower, Specialist of Instructional Services at sueg@fnesc.ca

Additional Resources

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This is the best support that I have had since I was first involved in administration. Now the teachers know what is expected and they work very hard to give our students the best. – FNSA School Principal