New Leaders for New Schools
New Leaders for New Schools is a national nonprofit organization that recruits extremely talented individuals to become urban public school principals. Through a combination of rigorous coursework delivered by nationally recognized experts, a full-time year-long paid residency with a strong mentor principal and leadership coaching, New Leaders get unique preparation to enter the urban principalship. At the end of the year, New Leaders for New Schools helps place participants in urban public schools and provide them with ongoing support, networking, and a lifelong community of peers. New Leaders currently has 431 leaders serving more than 200,000 students in New York City, Baltimore, California’s Bay Area, Chicago, Memphis, Washington, DC, Milwaukee, New Orleans and Prince George’s County. Here in New York City, there are 74 New Leaders impacting the lives of approximately 37,000 students. Additional information about New Leaders for New Schools can be found on the website: www.nlns.org.
New Leaders for New Schools strives to build the next generation of exceptional school leaders who will ensure that every child achieves academic excellence. Once accepted into the New Leaders for New Schools program, participants partake in an intensive three year program that involves 3 major components: Summer Foundations, the Residency Year, and ongoing support and leadership.
During Summer Foundations participants complete a rigorous five-week training institute with New Leaders from across the nation. Taught by outstanding educators and national education and business leaders, the program focuses on developing instructional and organizational leadership skills.
Throughout the Residency Year participants complete a yearlong, full-time, paid residency in an urban public school working alongside a mentor principal. New York City participants are employees of the Department of Education and receive salaries and health benefits equivalent to assistant principals. With the support of a coach, residents are full members of school leadership teams and are directly responsible for raising student achievement and leading teachers. The residency year also includes intensive, academic studies that further develop leadership skills.
New Leaders receive job search support and are supported by mentors, coaches, and the entire New Leaders Community for the first two years as a principal. New Leaders actively participate in a national, life-long network of peers who support one another and share tools and promising practices. New Leaders benefit from continual feedback, support, and exchange of best practices from the New Leaders network. As a national movement for educational excellence, New Leaders make a long-term commitment to transform urban public education.
All applicants must possess a minimum of 3 years of full-time K-12 classroom teaching experience. All applicants must also meet our rigorous Selection Criteria available for your review at www.nlns.org.
All applications must be submitted online at www.nlns.org by the Final Deadline February 28, 2008. For more information, please visit our website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (646) 792-7855#