Schools in Delaware deserve high-quality professional development in both instruction and educational leadership. National teacher shortages and high turnover rates for administrators have contributed to an urgent need for support in the classroom and strategies to address the complex challenges of leading a school or district. The University of Delaware’s School Success Center (SSC) responds to these needs through a comprehensive system of support.

Housed within the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the SSC brings together UD’s renowned Professional Development Center for Educators and Delaware Academy for School Leadership. Through its systemic approach, the SSC partners with teachers and administrators in public, charter, and independent schools to improve student and school outcomes.

School Success Center Departments

Content-Specific Curricular Supports

Delaware Academy for School Leadership



Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to design and implement ongoing professional learning programs for school leaders that maximize student learning using equitable, evidence-based practices to build school leader capacity and move K-12 systems toward excellence.

Our vision is to be the first choice that local, state and national school leaders trust for support and resources for school improvement initiatives because we partner to make change.