Our Selection Standards outline in detail the skills, knowledge, and beliefs possessed by successful applicants to our programs. These standards are the basis for our admission decisions, and we encourage all candidates to review them closely before applying.
The first step in the process is completing the Registration Form, which asks you to provide your contact information.
Once the Registration or Nomination Form is submitted, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the remaining two portions of the application.
- The Background Information Form determines baseline eligibility for Leading Instruction, Emerging Leaders, and Aspiring Principals. It also provides candidates with an opportunity to share their leadership and professional experiences with us.
- The Instruction Activity asks candidates to analyze instructional materials and student data to plan for and deliver high-quality instruction. This is a timed activity and must be completed in one sitting.
PROBLEM OF PRACTICE ACTIVITY
Candidates that are selected to move forward in the admissions process will complete the Problem of Practice Activity, where they will read a scenario about a fictional school and respond to a series of questions. This is a timed activity and must be completed in one sitting.
FINALIST SELECTION DAY & REGIONAL INTERVIEWS (Aspiring Principals only)
Candidates that move forward in the process for Aspiring Principals will complete a series of interviews.
- Finalist Selection Day is a virtual interview experience with New Leaders staff members. Each interview includes situations candidates may face as a Resident Principal in Aspiring Principals.
- After Finalist Selection Day, candidates will participate in the Regional Interview, an in-person interview with a New Leaders staff member in their chosen program location.
The Instruction and Problem of Practice Activities are timed, and may take anywhere from 90 to 150 minutes to complete, depending on the activity. Each activity will have a time estimate included in the instructions to help you plan when to complete the activity, based on your schedule.
- 64% of New Leaders alumni trained since 2000 are people of color (compared with just 20% of principals and teachers nationally).
- In any given year, participants range in age from 26 to 70.
- Typically, about one-third of participants are men, and two-thirds are women.
While our participants are diverse, they all share a deep belief that every child, regardless of background, can excel academically and an unwavering commitment to making that vision a reality. Additionally, successful applicants will have a record of raising student achievement when teaching in a K-12 classroom. Finally, candidates must meet all eligibility requirements and New Leaders Selection Standards.
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Baltimore Emerging Leaders participants will also have the option of paying a small tuition charge to receive supplemental training leading to an Administration 1 certificate from the state of Maryland. Details available by contacting Karley Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org. (This option is only available in Baltimore as Maryland is the only state currently offering this particular certification/pathway.)
Recruiter contact information for each city/region is also provided below:
MID-ATLANTIC (Baltimore and Washington, DC)
Northeast (Bridgeport, Jersey City, New York City, Norwalk, and Rhode Island)
Tasha Gentry Holmes
San Antonio, Texas
Risha Riley Booker