New Leaders

Great leaders = Great schools TM

Your turn to lead?

Check to see if you are eligible to apply to our programs.

Why we do what we do

Learn more about why leadership matters in transforming schools and students' lives.

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What will it take to transform teachers into true leaders?

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Aspiring Principals Program

Our signature program trains tomorrow’s principals to turn around underperforming schools and the lives of the students who attend them. The people who join our program share a deep belief that all students can achieve at high levels – that demography is not destiny for children if the adults can get it right.

Beyond this shared belief, New Leader Principals all have a drive to action; they want to make this vision a reality, and they want to do it quickly for the many students not being served well by our public schools. They are talented and extremely dedicated educators, and they do not give up until all their students get the excellent education they need for success in college and life.

We seek outstanding current and former educators who demonstrate:

  • A relentless drive to transform an underperforming public school
  • A firm belief that effective leadership practices have a direct impact on academic performance
  • Instructional expertise in a K-12 classroom
  • The drive to make a real difference in the lives of students from low-income communities

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Learn about the participant experience >>

New Leaders admits program participants of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. For more information, please click here.

Learn more about applying to our programs

The Emerging Leaders Program and the Aspiring Principals Program grow the adult leadership capabilities of talented teachers and instructional leaders.