SAISD now taking applications for the Aspiring Principals Program for 2017-18

HEBIf you’re an assistant principal, director, coordinator or instructional coach seeking to elevate instruction and boost achievement across multiple classrooms, San Antonio ISD has a program to prepare tomorrow’s principals 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 Aspiring Principals cohort 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. The heart of Aspiring Principals is a yearlong residency, including an active role on the Instructional Leadership Team. Throughout training, expert Facilitators help Residents master key skills as they guide a team of teachers toward success. Participants also receive entry planning sup¬port and onsite coaching during their first year or two as a new principal. To learn more about the eligibility criteria for applying to the 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. Up to 20 slots are available for this program.

The Aspiring Principals Program, administered by New Leaders, is a yearlong, intensive program delivering the benefits of real-world experience, expert coaching, skills for success, big impact and opportunities for growth. It aligns to our pillar of Talent Management, which includes building structures that allow SAISD to create an internal pipeline of leaders.

Read more about the program here.

This innovative program is made possible through funding from our generous partner, H-E-B, via the SAISD Foundation.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s degree conferred by June 2017.
  • Must be employed, or actively working to secure employment, at the time of application in an assistant principal, director, coordinator or instructional coach position with San Antonio ISD.
  • Have at least four years of instructional experience (or currently be completing your fourth year).


In addition to meeting basic eligibility criteria, we seek individuals with a strong track record of success in their own classrooms, a deep belief that all children can excel and the disposition to lead other adults toward success.

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