Council of School Supervisors & Administrators

local 1: american federation of school administrators, afl-cio

Advanced Leadership Program for Assistant Principals

Now, more than ever, NYC public schools have an urgent need for strong, inspired, and dynamic leadership. The research-based literature related to effective schools and student achievement has long acknowledged the critical role Principals play in shaping a school into a cohesive and collaborative community of learners.

Recognizing the need for a systemic approach to help Assistant Principals who aspire to become Principals, ELI has designed the Advanced Leadership Program for Assistant Principals (ALPAP) to develop leadership through a variety of yearlong activities. The program provides a venue for Assistant Principals who have already met the challenges of their administrative and supervisory roles; have demonstrated a readiness to become Principals; and are primed to explore the decision-making process required of a school Principal. The components of the program include partnering with a mentor Principal, attending a series of Advanced Leadership Seminars and participating in seminar-related field experiences.

Acceptance to the program is based upon a minimum of two years experience as an Assistant Principal and recommendations from the Assistant Principal’s Principal, Network Leader and Superintendent.

The ALPAP Application for 2015-2016 will be posted soon.

Click HERE to see the ALPAP Brochure.

** Our ALPAP program was featured in Learning Forward's April 2011 edition of JSD Magazine, a publication that focuses on issues of leadership and learning. Click HERE to read more.

For further information e-mail ELI Coordinator Janet Aravena at

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