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.

There are a few open spots in the SY2018-19 cohort and the following positions are eligible to apply to the program: Assistant Principals, Coordinators, Directors, and Implementation Specialists. Those that are interested should submit an application by the deadline of May 1. To learn more or to apply, please visit New Leaders’ website. To submit a completed application, you will register for the applicant portal, complete a short background information form, and submit an instructionally focused activity. The full application will take up to 2.5 hours.

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 .