iLEAD: Alternative Preparation for Educational Leadership Certification-Tier I and Tier II

  •                                     The application window for all summer 2023 iLEAD cohorts is open from                                                                                           December 1, 2022 through May 22, 2023.                                                                      We look forward to assisting you in your leadership journey!

    The Metro RESA iLEAD program is a PSC approved Alternative Educational Leadership Certification and Preparation program for school and system leaders. Systems recommend potential candidates who are working in a leadership position for at least half a day every day. The term leadership position refers to those positions requiring leadership certification as determined by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The iLEAD program is a one year job-embedded program providing authentic work in a real-time setting. Metro RESA is an approved provider for both Tier I and Tier II certification.  

    For more information, contact our iLead Coordinator, Carmen Havrilla

  • Carmen Havrilla, Metro RESA iLEAD Coordinator

    Carmen Havrilla is the Metro RESA Coordinator of the iLEAD Program for Educational Leadership Preparation and Certification, Tiers I and II.  Carmen has been an educator since 1987 serving Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia schools.  Most of her career was spent in the Cobb County School District, where she served as a teacher, assistant principal, leadership development supervisor, and school principal.  Her expertise in leadership development spans multiple levels, with experience at both the school and district levels, and higher education.  Carmen has also served as an adjunct professor at Reinhardt University teaching in the MAT program.  She holds degrees from the University of Delaware, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Kennesaw State University, where she was selected as the University Graduate Scholar of the Year.  Carmen joined the Metro RESA team in 2017 and is devoted to the mission of “building leaders of teaching and learning.” The entire iLEAD team is committed to excellence and caring as they support leaders throughout the Metro Atlanta area.