This project is supported by a $4M, 5-year, Education, Innovation and Research (EIR) grant awarded to the ROE 17 by the U.S. Department of Education.
Participant must be an educator in a public elementary, middle, or high school that possesses a Type 75 certificate or Principal Endorsement but is not currently serving in a principal or assistant principal position.
Participant must be interested in pursuing a school principal or assistant principal position in 2023-2024 school year.
Participant must have sign off by their district and school to participate in the project, including training/coaching support and completion of a year-long continuous improvement project with a team of teachers during the 2022-2023 school year.
Participant is encouraged to participate in Lead|Ed Professional Learning Series after acquiring a principal’s position.
Participant must participate in data collection requirements of the grant, including annual surveys by West Ed (project evaluator).
Public school districts that have a principal vacancy anticipated in the FY24 school year and can identify an internal high-potential candidate that is not currently serving as an assistant principal or principal.
Qualifying districts must participate in ISBE’s required annual standardized student assessment and 5 Essentials Survey.
The district must commit to supporting the LWL candidate during the project, including:
Note: Districts are not required to hire the LWL participant in a principalship as we encourage all District partners to follow their customary principal hiring process, with participants in the project applying for positions in the same manner as other candidates.