In 2001, New Leaders launched Aspiring Principals, our flagship principal preparation program, with a cohort of 14 educators. Since then, we have developed more than 8,000 equity-focused leaders who reach 2 million students in more than 45 cities nationwide.
Twenty years ago, we set out on a mission to help our country redefine what the role of the principal should be. We worked to shift away from the limited vision of a principal as an operations manager to set a new national vision of a mission-driven instructional leader who is accountable for student outcomes.
Today, we are working tirelessly to build schools committed to the success of every child. The leaders we develop serve as an example of what is possible. They support students in fully realizing their futures as the next generation of great thinkers, innovators, and advocates in service of a stronger, more equitable, and more just society.
Newark Cohort, 2014