Center for Educational Leadership
Trinity's Center for Educational Leadership provides regular cohort-based convenings, national speakers on critical education issues, as well as targeted learning seminars for continued leadership development. Since its establishment in 1982, the Center for Educational Leadership in the Department of Education at Trinity University has provided thought leadership, innovative leadership programs, and professional development for school districts.
Partnering with the San Antonio community
Trinity University is proud to offer professional learning opportunities to the San Antonio education community that are value-added to the ongoing support and development that you provide to the professional staff in your districts.
The Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) has developed and sustained strong and meaningful partnerships with the public school communities in the San Antonio region, state of Texas, and nation.
Your district’s annual membership in the Center for Educational Leadership (CEL), along with continued philanthropic support, provide funds that allow us to continue to offer excellent programs for your district administrators and teachers. The fee each district pays is based on the size of the district as measured by student enrollment.
Ft. Sam Houston
IDEA Public Schools
South San Antonio
Winston School SA
These monthly meetings provide an informal forum for the superintendents from across the region to come together, discuss pressing issues, and to interact with local business, community and philanthropic leaders.
National Speaker Series
Each year, Trinity University hosts an exciting slate of speakers for members of the CEL educational community.
Leading for Advocacy and Empowerment: Strategies for Disrupting Inequity and Transforming School Communities
September 19, 2022 - Dr. Adrienne Dixson, Professor, University of Kentucky
October 10, 2022 - Dr. Robin Starr Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn, Associate Professor, University of Washington-Tacoma
November 14, 2022 - Dr. Daniel Liou, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
February 13, 2023 - Dr. Kevin Lawrence Henry, Jr., Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
March 20, 2023 - Dr. Julie Figueroa, Professor, Sacramento State University
Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Each year, Trinity University hosts the Trinity Prize and recognizes the Teacher of the Year from each member district.
Principal Seminar Series
This series is still in the planning stages so additional information will be shared with you when plans are solidified.
Gifted and Talented Consortium Lecture Series
The GT Consortium Lecture Series consists of nationally respected speakers and fulfill G.T. teachers’ 6-hour annual training requirements and CPE credits.
Saturday Morning Experience
Saturday Morning Experience is an enrichment program for creative young people in grades one through eight. Approximately 160 children participate in the program, which consists of classes that emphasize experiential, hands-on learning. Trinity undergraduate students, who serve as mentors, conduct these classes that span and integrate the disciplines of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Fine Arts.
Assistant Principals Cohort
Provides a monthly opportunity for new, returning and aspiring assistant principals to participate in a sequenced learning program focused on instructional leadership, school culture building and data-driven decision-making. The sessions are facilitated by former principals and leadership consultants in the San Antonio region.
Several book studies are scheduled throughout the year. Past topics include Deep Learning by Michael Fullan, Start. Right. Now.: Teach and Lead for Excellence by Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas, and An UnCommon Theory of School Change by Fahey, Breidenstein, Ippolito, and Hensley