Administrators and educators from Cardinal Newman High School, St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School, Saint Juliana Catholic School, All Saints Catholic School, St. Clare Catholic School and St. Luke Catholic School participated in the Step Up for Students Choice Leader of Excellence Certification program Jan. 14. According to program materials, the Leader of Excellence Certification program is designed to foster professional growth and forward thinking for school leaders. Administrators participate in a blended, competency-based learning journey that is tailored to the culture of private education settings. Throughout the program, participants will be asked to demonstrate competency in specific content areas and will earn micro-credentials for successful demonstration. Administrators will earn their certification after successful completion of all eight micro-credentials offered.