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School's Out for 25 DCPS Principals Graduating from Georgetown's Executive Master's in Leadership Program

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The inaugural cohort of District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) principals participating in a new, first-ever specialized leadership master’s program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will graduate on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The DCPS Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) Program was created to equip local principals and administrators with the skills and knowledge necessary to promote excellence within the school system.

The commencement speaker will be Tim King, founder, president, and CEO of Urban Prep Academies, a nonprofit organization operating a network of public college-prep boys’ schools in Chicago and related programs aimed at promoting college success among African American males. Kaya Henderson, DCPS chancellor, and Mayor Vincent Gray also will participate in the ceremony.

Saturday, December 7, 2013
2:30 p.m.

Georgetown University
Gaston Hall
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.

Or, view the webcast at

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, assistant dean for communications, at (202) 687-4080 or

The DCPS EML program is a tailored version of the Executive Master’s in Leadership Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The participants, who were selected by DCPS and admissions officers from Georgetown McDonough’s Executive Education Office, represent elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the District, as well as the Incarcerated Youth Program. The DCPS EML Program, which was subsidized for principals, is part of Georgetown’s mission to enhance the impact of the university and better serve the needs of the city.

Founded in 2005, Georgetown McDonough’s Executive Master’s in Leadership program teaches management and leadership theory to executives seeking to positively impact their organizations. The DCPS EML program was slightly adapted to serve the professional development needs of educational leaders within a large, urban public school system. Created with the belief that the core of leadership development is personal development, the participants also received executive coaching and will graduate with a personal leadership action plan.