School system leaders are responsible for setting expectations and policies, holding school leaders accountable, and bringing together the stakeholders who determine whether every child has access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. We partner with school boards, superintendents, system leaders who supervise principals, and other district leadership to help develop educational equity. In our principal supervisor program alone, over three years, we have developed 58 principal supervisors working across 23 districts in 13 states, who collectively reach 700 principals and nearly 400,000 students.
Understand your role in developing and implementing policies, including equity policies.
Acquire the tools to make the shift from principal or district leader to superintendent.
Support school leaders in ways that enable them to lead teachers to improve student learning.
Develop innovative approaches to bringing a consistent equity lens to school and district leadership to transform schools.
School and district leadership can work together to find power in numbers.
Want to better coach your leadership team on equity? Are you a new principal getting ready for the first day? We offer intensive, hands-on learning for any school leader.
Executive coaching provides system-level leaders with structured opportunities to receive objective
feedback, reflect on their leadership and the challenges before them, and work toward concrete personal and
professional goals to ensure lasting change. Our databased approach includes the administration of the
Leadership Circle Profile, a 360-degree assessment, to ensure our coaching is focused on what matters most
and will garner faster results. The 360-degree data drives the coaching plans we co-develop with leaders and focuses on systems-thinking and one of four highleverage areas: mobilizing others; managing ambiguity and dynamic tensions; continuous improvement of system, team and self; and maximizing resources to advance equity and excellence.
Based on your schedule
$4,250 per person for a 15-hour package, with group discounts and larger packages available
District and network leaders
A yearlong program that builds leadership skills for new and experienced district leaders who supervise principals and who are committed to improving their practice. When you join this program, you join a community of 58 principal supervisors working across 23 districts in 13 states, who collectively reach 700 principals and 400,000 students.
Foundations of Principal Supervision is a yearlong program that brings together principal supervisors from across the country. It is comprised of three learning components:
Foundations focuses on specific skills and competencies crucial to the principal supervisor role, including leading for instruction, developing principals through coaching, and leading effective professional learning. Participants practice these skills in authentic simulations and receive feedback from instructors and peers. During the program, principal supervisors work with real data from their districts, giving them practical experience that reflects challenges they will encounter on the job and the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming school year.
July to May
An in-person and virtual program that engages system-level leaders in developing an innovative solution to a problem of practice around equity.
Teams from across the country will work together with our national education equity experts to develop and implement a practice, policy or initiative to address a significant equity challenge. Teams will assess current equity policies and practices using NYCLA’s Equity Diagnostic tool and together will design a prototype solution. NYCLA will provide strategic consulting support as teams pilot, modify, and scale their solution.
Each district or charter network should send a 3-person team, ideally comprised of their leader for equity, another district-level leader and a principal.
$7,500 per team of 3
School districts, charter networks, and state education agencies looking to develop and pilot real solutions to equity related problems.
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