Principal Coaching

Supporting School Leaders To Deepen Their Impact

Felipe Jackson
New Leaders Alum, 2011

Our principal coaching services provide leaders with the confidential guidance, thought partnership, and resources they need to lead effectively. Developed specifically for principals and assistant principals, our virtual and hybrid coaching models give leaders the opportunity to develop and nurture their individual leadership skills while they spearhead transformative change across their buildings.

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David O'Hara
New Leaders Alumni, 2010

School leaders who seek professional coaching can learn how to build strong and trusting internal relationships, ensure high-quality rigorous instruction, and create a culture of collective efficacy. These leadership qualities are coached and supported by a skilled New Leaders Coach who grounds effective coaching in the Transformational Leadership Framework (TLF).

Here’s Why Coaching Works

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Space for immediate solutions

Leaders engage with others across their system in job-alike cohorts as they work together to establish a common language and the systems and structures required to create and implement a vision of instructional excellence and equity at scale.

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Growth in resilient and adaptive leadership

Our coaching is customized to meet the needs of each leader. We use a cycle of inquiry to spur deep thinking and build the capacity of school and system leaders to reflect, analyze, and problem-solve independently.

Individualized and
on-time support

Competency-based online modules provide participants with a range of personalized learning opportunities to explore and advance their own leadership.

Direct application of professional learning

Community of practice sessions provide leaders with dedicated space to engage in deep discussions and rigorous activities around a particular problem of practice. Through these sessions, leader develop and hone the mindsets, skills and leadership actions required to lead more equitable schools.

Authentic practice via job-embedded practice

In alignment with adult learning theory, job-embedded practice offers opportunities for leaders to apply newly acquired skills to their work. Leaders learn to implement their strategies in real-time and utilize feedback cycles to iterate and deepen their practice.

Here’s Why Coaching Works

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Space for immediate solutions
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Plant in hand
Resilient and adaptive leadership growth
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Individualized and
on-time support
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Direct application of professional learning

Areas Of Focus For Coaching Can Include:

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Strengthening best practices in ELA and math instruction to drive equitable learning gains

Students working together in class

Building team capacity for data analysis and continuous school improvement

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Refining school-wide systems and structures to advance equitable solutions

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Developing new leadership skills for career advancement and transformational impact

How It Works

Step 1: Our leadership coaching services can begin at any point in the school year, providing leaders with the support they need, when they need it. Alongside their New Leaders coach, school leaders create a coaching goal and plan that clearly articulates their priorities and areas of focus.

Josie Carbone
New Leaders Alum, 2009

Step 2: As the individual coaching sessions begin, school leaders meet with their New Leaders coach to make progress against their pre-identified goals and learning targets. Each coaching session utilizes a cycle of inquiry to drive deep thinking and build the capacity of leaders to reflect, analyze, problem-solve independently, and achieve their personal growth goals.

Step 3: At the culmination of their coaching sessions, school leaders collaborate with their New Leaders coach to evaluate their progress against their goals and develop a plan to sustain their learning over time.

Althea Hammond
New Leaders Alum, 2006

Words From Our Partners

Tracee Frazier

Director, Educator Pipelines and Induction
Baltimore City Public Schools
"We get great feedback from our leaders on the content of New Leaders programming. They love the coaching. They feel that they are really being strengthened as leaders."

Dr. Hugo A. Saucedo, Principal

San Antonio Independent School District
“New Leaders improved me in ways that I never would have otherwise. That personalized feedback and coaching built in me a certain amount of grit and willingness to be vulnerable that I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere else. It made me a better leader and a better person.”
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