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 Applicant Portal is an online platform that applicants will use to access application materials, including admissions activities, and receive important updates on the status of an application.
To register for the Applicant Portal, please click the “Apply Now” button on the Apply page of our website and provide your name, contact information, a password, and your New Leaders program location preference. The registration process should take between 3-5 minutes.
Once registered, log into the Applicant Portal to access the application.
- The Background Information Form determines eligibility for Leading Instruction, Emerging Leaders, and Aspiring Principals and provides candidates with an opportunity to share their leadership and professional experiences with us.
- The Instruction activity asks candidates to demonstrate their knowledge of high-quality classroom instruction.
Instructional Leadership activity (Emerging Leaders and Aspiring Principals only)
Candidates that are selected to move forward in the admissions process will complete the Instructional Leadership activity, where they will demonstrate their ability to analyze student data, plan for high-quality instruction, and navigate leadership challenges associated with leading a team of teachers.
Finalist Selection Day and 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. Each of the interviews includes situations candidates may face as a Resident Principal in Aspiring Principals.
- After Finalist Selection Day, candidates may participate in a Regional Interview, an in-person interview with a New Leaders staff member in their chosen Program Location.
- Part I: Methods for Supporting Student Learning
- You’ll identify the most critical methods teachers use to support student learning and describe the role of those methods in planning for high-quality classroom instruction
- Part II: Planning for High-Quality Instruction
- You’ll select a sample College and Career Ready-aligned learning standard and engage in the instructional planning process
- Elementary English Language Arts/Literacy (Grade 4)
- Elementary Math (Grade 3)
- Secondary English Language Arts/Literacy (Grade 8)
- Secondary Math (Grade 8)
The Instruction and Instructional Leadership activities are timed. Each activity will have a time estimate included in the instructions to help you plan when to complete the activity, based on your schedule. Note you may not need the full time allotted to complete the activities. There is a timer at the bottom of each page of the activities to help you monitor your remaining time.
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For technical questions about an application, or to be connected with a Recruiter in a program location, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago, New York, Norwalk, East St. Louis
Baltimore, Clay and Duval Counties, Washington, DC
Tasha Gentry Holmes
Edgecombe, Dougherty and Richmond Counties, Memphis, Vance
Risha Riley Booker