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 73 principal supervisors working across 27 districts in 15 states, who collectively reach 800 principals and nearly 450,000 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
Foundations of Principal Supervision is a 10-month blended learning program that builds the leadership skills of new and experienced district leaders who supervise and support principals. When you join this program, you join a community of 73 principal supervisors working across 27 districts in 15 states, who collectively reach 800 principals and 450,000 students.
The program includes four primary learning components:
Foundations of Principal Supervision unpacks the role and impact of the principal supervisor and focuses on required skills and competencies including instructional leadership; coaching and supervision (and balancing the two to develop principals); leading for equity and access; and data analysis to support planning, decision making, and feedback. Participants practice and refine these skills in authentic simulations and receive feedback from facilitators and peers. They work with real data and data visualizations from their districts, giving them practical hands-on experience that reflect the challenges they will encounter on the job and the opportunity to prepare actionable plans for the upcoming school year.
The learning experience is intimate and varied. Participants learn from large and small group discussion, problems of practice, case studies, learning walks, school visits, virtual sharing and collaboration, and individual coaching.
Cohorts typically range in size from 20 to 30 participants. Each cohort is guided by two facilitators (both former district leaders) who are joined by subject matter experts in specific skill/competency areas as well as sitting superintendents and other district leaders. For the 2019-2020 program, Vice President of District Leadership Michele Shannon and National Facilitator David Rease, Jr., will facilitate.
July 2019 through April 2020
District leaders who supervise and support principalsRegister
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.
In their first couple of years on the job, new principals often describe feeling “lost,” ...
The Des Moines Public School District has selected the NYC Leadership Academy to build the ...
More and more often, we hear and read about the work of “leading for equity.” ...
Professional learning is both an art and a science that requires those who deliver it ...
Hillsborough County Public Schools made a historic move earlier this year by adopting a district-wide ...
In 2015, the American Express Foundation, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School ...
NYCLA’s Foundations of Principal Supervision (FPS) program is designed to assist districts from across the ...
With support from the NYC Leadership Academy, the Greece Central School District (GCSD) launched a ...
Several years ago, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) in North Carolina determined that having high-quality leadership for ...
From Alaska to Alabama, California to Connecticut, and Minnesota to Massachusetts, NYC Leadership Academy partners ...