Leadership Fellows is a virtual, cohort-based fellowship for new and aspiring school leaders. This program provides a supportive environment to build knowledge, skills, and confidence in the next generation of school leaders.
In this program, you can expect:
By the end of this program, you will be prepared to succeed in entry-level school-site leadership roles.
Dean of Culture and Instruction at Summit K2, SY20 Fellow — California
I am so thankful that I made the decision to commit to Leadership Fellows this year. As a Dean, the thought-partnership, skills, readings, and perspectives that I have gained throughout this year from other educators have been invaluable. I feel truly educated, inspired, and invigorated to try something new back at my school site.
Leadership Fellows is designed for experienced teachers and early-career administrators. We aim to recruit a diverse group of educators and welcome educators from all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, education experience levels, roles, and past life experiences.
Please set aside approximately 30 minutes to complete the application.
Application is now closed. To be considered for next year’s cohort, please email Greg Ponikvar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hear from our alumni to learn about their experience with Leadership Fellows.
The approximate time commitment of a Leadership Fellows cohort member is 150 hours over the course of the year. This includes:
Leadership Fellows plans to meet 7 times during the 2021-22 school year on Saturdays between 9am and 3:30pm. All sessions will be held over Zoom. The tentative dates are:
Leadership Fellows draws from established international leadership development programs such as the Aspen Global Leadership Network, Young Presidents’ Organization, and the former Prospective Principal Program at Stanford University.
The modes of instruction include problem-based learning protocols, case studies and consultancies focused on adaptive leadership and strategic decision-making, and collaborative project-based learning experiences.
You will be asked to bring your full self to the sessions, to thoroughly prepare for the sessions, to deeply reflect on the process and content of the sessions, and to enact work on a leadership initiative that benefits your school’s students and faculty.
You will be asked to develop the mindset and actions of a leader (both in our sessions and on your teams), including:
You will gain the most from the experience if you push yourself out of your comfort zone, allow yourself to be vulnerable with the group, and take on new perspectives with empathy and compassion.