SAISD now taking applications for the Emerging Leaders and Aspiring Principals Programs for 2017-18


If you’re a teacher leader, instructional coach, assistant principal, coordinator, or director seeking to elevate instruction and boost achievement across multiple classrooms, San Antonio ISD has two programs to prepare participants to deliver breakthrough results, equipping them to build schools where teachers grow and students excel.

New Leaders is currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 Emerging Leaders and Aspiring Principals cohorts in partnership with the San Antonio Independent School District. New Leaders’ signature tuition free leadership program provides the training, coaching, framework, and real world experience you need to build your capacity for instructional leadership as a teacher leader or as a school administrator.

  • Emerging Leaders provides participants with the opportunity to engage in expert training as well as virtual and on-site coaching throughout the year.  Emerging Leaders will influence learning across classrooms by coaching a team of math or ELAR teachers to improve instructional practices. This program is for teacher leaders, instructional coaches, coordinators and directors.

  • The heart of Aspiring Principals is a yearlong residency, including an active role on the Instructional Leadership Team. Throughout the training, expert Facilitators help Residents master key skills as they guide a team of teachers toward success. Participants also receive entry planning support and onsite coaching during their first year or two as a new principal. This program is for assistant principals and instructional coaches.

Information sessions for Emerging Leaders will allow potential candidates to hear details of the application process and gain additional insights into the program.  It is highly recommended that you attend if you are interested. See below for the next upcoming sessions, and please RSVP by using the Google Link under each session.

Burnet Learning Center, Room 33
406 Barrera St. San Antonio, TX 78210
Thursday, April 20th from 4:30-5:30pm

Virtual Information Session (note: this session will require computer and phone access only.  More information will be sent to you once you sign up.)
Wednesday, April 26th from 5:00-6:00 pm

To learn more about the eligibility criteria for applying to either program and to start your application, please visit the New Leaders’ admissions page.  Simply select “Start an Application” and pick San Antonio as your city.

Learn more about the programs and admissions criteria here.

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