Leaders of Leaders

Overview

The Leaders of Leaders Program is designed to support the success of Neubauer Fellows who have been promoted to school system leadership positions beyond the principalship. As an extension of the Neubauer Fellowship, participation in the 2021-2022 Leaders of Leaders program is limited to Neubauer Fellows who directly supervise principals, or work with those who supervise principals, in a Philadelphia district, charter, or faith-based school system.

Program Goals

The 2021-2022 Leaders of Leaders program is designed to achieve the following goals:

  • Support principal supervisors to improve principal practice and increase student outcomes

  • Build principal supervisor capacity to coach and manage principal talent (e.g., individual and group capacity building, differentiated support, strategic retention)

  • Apply the National Principal Supervisor Professional Standards to role – assess practice against national standards, identify areas of growth, and develop plan to improve

  • Share promising practices and tools (nationally and across colleagues)

  • Provide feedback and strategies to address real-time professional challenges

  • Reflect on program processes and protocols and apply to individual practice

Program Components

The Leaders of Leaders program includes:

  • Capacity building sessions focused on strengthening principal supervisor competencies and strategies
  • Individualized executive coaching to improve practice
  • In-the-field peer observations to share promising practices and feedback among colleagues
  • Opportunities for small groups of participants to strategize solutions for real-time issues

2021-2022 Leaders of Leaders Participants

Jamina Clay-Dingle – Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

Amelia Coleman Brown – Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

Ted Domers – Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

Tamara Edwards – Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

Michael Farrell – Deputy Chief of Leadership Development, School District of Philadelphia

Ariel Lajara – Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

Letisha Laws – Regional Schools Officer, Mastery Charter Schools

Kim Newman – Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

Noah Tennant – Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

Shakeera Warthen – Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

“The Leaders of Leaders program provides me with concrete guidance and feedback from peers about how to best support people in the organization and community I serve. It is validating and practical, pushes for better practice, and provides camaraderie and reflection.”

Noah Tennant

Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

2016 Neubauer Fellow in Educational Leadership

Leaders of Leaders Program Participant since 2018-2019