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360 Leadership Diagnostic

  • Organization: The Chicago Public Education Fund
  • Duration: Three-four months
  • Application Window: March 7 - March 21 (Note interest within application window)
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The Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (Val-Ed) is a research-based, 360-degree leadership diagnostic tool. Val-Ed focuses on gathering evidence of leadership competencies and behaviors that are specific to the role of a school principal.
Eligibility: Current Chicago district or charter assistant principal considering principalship who would like to learn more about their leadership abilities and develop and track a plan to strengthen leadership skills
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Aspiring Assistant Principal Institute Participant

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools, Department of Principal Quality
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: March 7 - March 21
The Aspiring Assistant Principal Institute (AAPI) is a year-long program aimed at preparing aspiring assistant principals (teacher leaders, school counselors and other staff) by providing knowledge and tools for school leadership. Participants identify areas of needed improvement and self-assess their readiness for the AP role.
Eligibility: Tier 1: Pursuing an ISBE Educator License with Administrative Endorsement. Tier 2 and 3: Have an ISBE Educator License with Administrative Endorsement, Trained and Certified to evaluate teachers (REACH) - [Tier 3]
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Aspire Fellowship

  • Organization: UIC Center for Urban Education Leadership & Teach For America
  • Duration: 10 months
  • Application Window: April 8 - June 19
A fellowship that supports teachers of color in gaining the skills and confidence necessary for school leadership. Fellows demonstrate a commitment to service and leadership in urban education.
Eligibility: IL licensed Teacher* or Teacher Leader with 3+ years of classroom teaching experience who envisions a future where they are leading a public school in Chicago
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Chicago Leadership Collaborative: Mentor Principal

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools, Department of Principal Quality
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: Application Window: March 7 - March 21
Chicago Leadership Collaborative (CLC) Mentor Principals work directly with Resident Principals on the day-to-day activities and responsibilities associated with the principal’s role as school leader. The Mentor role provides an extraordinary opportunity for successful, experienced principals to gain advanced leadership skills as they develop the abilities of aspiring principals. Mentoring creates a unique relationship that requires commitment, development and training.
Eligibility: At least two years as a CPS district principal, Evidence of student growth in at least two of the principal's previous five years, Must agree to actively and thoughtfully engage the Resident Principal
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Chicago Leadership Collaborative: Resident Principal

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools Department of Principal Quality
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: Invite-only, through Common Program Application
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The Chicago Leadership Collaborative is a unique partnership between Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and leading principal development programs to provide a rigorous, residency-based preparation experience for aspiring school leaders.
Eligibility: Minimum of four years of teaching experience, Flexibility and willingness to change school sites, An active Illinois State Board of Education Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations
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CPS Teacher Residency Program

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools
  • Duration: Two to three years
  • Application Window: Ongoing
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Residents concurrently complete higher-education coursework and CPS classroom training to become teachers.
Eligibility: Candidates cannot currently hold any Illinois state issued teaching license (excluding paraprofessional or substitute teaching licenses), must have an Associate's degree OR 42 college credit hours from a regionally accredited institution, and at least a 2.7 GPA (2.5 admissions on a conditional basis with extensive candidate review).
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Leadership Bridge

  • Organization: The Chicago Public Education Fund
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: March 7 - March 21
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The Leadership Bridge Program is for up to 25 assistant principal and principal pairs. As part of this program, APs will receive individualized leadership coaching from an external partner in close collaboration with their principal.
Eligibility: Current district or charter assistant principal who is interested in becoming a principal and has been identified as a potential internal successor in their building, Member of the CPS Principal Candidate Pool (“Eligible”) or plans to go through the process in 2022-23
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Principal Endorsement

  • Organization: The Chicago Public Education Fund
  • Duration: 1 semester
  • Application Window: March 7 - March 21 (Note interest within application window)
Together with CPS and university partners, this special Professional Learning Community supports candidates enrolled in degree programs that award the PEL Administrative Endorsement, Illinois’ statewide license for school leadership.
Eligibility: Current principal endorsement candidate, Interested in pursuing a principal role within CPS in the future
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