Developing a Pipeline of High-Quality, Diverse School Leaders

Great school systems need a bench of strong, effective school leaders. Principal pipelines are the single most effective district-level strategy for improving student learning, research has found. The NYC Leadership Academy partners with system leaders to improve or develop every aspect of effective pipelines, from leadership standards development to pre-service preparation to ongoing professional learning through coaching and mentoring.

Coach Development

Leadership coaching helps education leaders take on adaptive challenges that require shifts in mindset and behavior, like addressing inequities in schools, and keeps leaders in their jobs longer and making progress. The most powerful coaches help leaders transform their professional practice ...

Aspiring Principals Program

NYC Leadership Academy’s flagship, research- and standards-based aspiring principals program is a national model for building leadership pipelines. To help aspiring leaders develop the skills they need to be effective principals who foster educational equity, the program takes an experiential learning approach, with a ...

Professional Learning for Teacher Leaders and Assistant Principals

The NYC Leadership Academy’s professional learning series for teacher leaders and assistant principals focuses on helping them deepen their leadership skills, particularly in instruction, while receiving real-time feedback and the opportunity to practice situational problem-solving. The series consists of up ...

Mentor Training and Online Modules

Mentors play a critical role in developing aspiring principals’ capacity to lead schools toward positive change. An effective mentor principal exposes aspiring principals to all aspects of leading a school, from organizing instructional improvement efforts, to managing and maximizing school ...

Leadership Standards Development

Clear, actionable, and research-based leadership standards set the foundation for any sound professional learning opportunity for education leaders. They outline the skills, knowledge, and mindset that research has found are essential for school and school system leaders to effectively lead ...

New Principal Institute

An intensive 3-day workshop delivered in your district or system where new and early career principals develop a 90-day entry plan that enables them to hit the ground running when school starts. Principals participating in the New Principal Institute will: ...

The Simulated School: Authentic Challenges and Real Decision-Making

The Simulated School is a proven, flexible resource that provides the content for a year-long professional learning program for aspiring, new, and veteran principals. The school leadership experience is brought to life through role plays and activities like analyzing data ...

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