New Leaders

Great leaders = Great schools TM

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Why we do what we do

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

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This online resource contains hundreds of case studies, videos, and artifacts showing how high-need schools are driving dramatic student achievement gains.

Many New Leaders have won EPIC awards for their instructional leadership practices.

EPIC Award Winner and New Leader Jennifer Garcia uses a book study to open dialogue about cultural competency.

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Develop Great School Leaders


New Leaders develops talented educators into transformational leaders who can drive great teaching and high academic achievement across whole schools.  We have created a three-year leadership pathway that starts by expanding the leadership skills of high-performing teachers and other instructional leaders, moves onto a best-in-class principal training program and finishes with a program that supports principals in their first years on the job.  All of our programs combine a rigorous, research-based curriculum with ample opportunity for participants to practice new concepts and skills in their schools.  They are also informed by our more than a decade of leadership development – and are designed, first and foremost, to help our leaders get strong results for students.

Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program provides leadership development to talented teachers and other instructional leaders, starting them on the pathway to the principalship.

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Aspiring Principals Program

Our best-in-class principal preparation program combines a strong academic foundation with a year-long Residency in a high-need public school.

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Principal Institute

Our support for new principals provides substantial professional development and colleagueship in the context of a professional learning community for first-year (and second-year secondary) New Leader Principals.