SAISD now taking applications for the Emerging Leaders Program for SY 2018-19


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 2018-19 Emerging Leaders 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.

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. The program prepares educators with the skills they need to guide colleagues — and their students — to excellence. Over the course of this yearlong, tuition-free program, Emerging Leaders grow measurably more skillful in key leadership practices, such as using data to strengthen instruction, managing difficult conversations, and delivering effective feedback to drive student achievement. This ensures that participants are capable of accelerating student learning, whether they seek to advance in their careers or want to become more effective in their current leadership roles.

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
Monday, February 5th from 5:30-7:00pm

Virtual Information Session
(note: this session will require computer and phone access only.  More information will be sent to you once you sign up.)

To learn more about the eligibility criteria for applying to the program and to start your application, please visit the New Leaders’ admissions page.  The deadline to apply is Monday, February 12th.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Terrence Kneisel, Executive Director of Recruitment and Admissions, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .