Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders | Performance Partners Program – Overview
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Performance Partners Program

Overview

The Performance Partners Program is designed to support high-potential Philadelphia principals (“Performance Partners”) to achieve their most significant school goals and deepen the skills necessary to drive growth in student outcomes. Each Performance Partner is paired with a high-performing current or previous principal – an alum of the Neubauer Fellowship in Educational Leadership (“Senior Fellow”) – who shares expertise, encouragement, and skills utilizing a goals-based peer support approach.

 

Performance Partners are invited to apply to the the program based on their potential to become future Neubauer Fellows. Senior Fellows are invited based on demonstration of exceptional school leadership and interest in building their capacity to mentor and develop other leaders.

What we provide

Over the course of a year, the Performance Partners Program aims to:

  • Support principals (Performance Partners) to achieve their most significant school and leadership development goals while honing critical skills to drive growth in student outcomes
  • Support Neubauer Fellowship alumni (Senior Fellows) to develop their coaching skills to mentor other leaders while preparing for future school system leadership roles (e.g., assistant superintendent)
  • Increase participants’ commitment to Philadelphia by developing a network of support

 

Performance Partners receive one-on-one support to achieve school-based goals, build their ability to increase student outcomes, and improve their candidacy for the Neubauer Fellowship. Senior Fellows receive a $2,000 honorarium for their full participation in the one-year program.

2020 – 2021 Performance Partners Program Participants

Coaches

Christine Borelli – Benjamin Franklin High School

Khadijah Bright – Kennedy Crossan School

Michael Calderone – Frankford High School

Shakae Dupre-Campbell – Middle Years Alternative

Jodan Floyd – AMY Northwest Middle School

Luke Hostetter – C.C.A. Baldi Middle School

Brian Johnson – Tilden Middle School

Letisha Laws – Mastery Cleveland

Joshua Levinson – Lankenau High School

John Piniat – Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences

Marisol Rivera Rodriguez – Juniata Park Academy

Michael Roth – Olney School

Shakeera Warthen – F. Amedee Bregy School

Chris Zagacki – Freire Charter School

Performance Partners

Tiffani Joi Blunt – Grover Washington, Jr. Middle School

Genevieve Byrd – Belmont Charter High School

Monique Dolcy – Mastery Charter Frederick Douglass Elementary

Elana Galli – Isaac A. Sheppard School

Suzanne Hughes – Belmont Charter Elementary

Rodney Johnson – John Moffet School

Joy Kingwood – Rhawnhurst Elementary School

Courtney Lemon-Tate – Holy Cross Catholic School, IMS

Leigh McLinden – George W. Sharswood School

Sean Murray – John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School

Flannery O’Connor – Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Jayda Pugliese– St. Mary Interparochial School

Naeemah Seward – Mastery Charter Hardy Williams High School

Isaiah Walker – KIPP Philadelphia Preparatory Academy – Middle Grades

“This program provided an opportunity for me to form a relationship with a principal at a school similar to my own. My Senior Fellow was a meaningful thought partner who supported me and provided a safe space to review ideas.”

Lauren Overton

Principal, William M. Meredith School

2017 Performance Partner and 2018 Neubauer Fellow

“Being a thought partner for specific scenarios positively impacted my leadership by allowing me to practice ‘coaching’ and guidance without directing. The repeated check-ins allowed continuous and deeper dives into challenges and joint discovery of concrete solutions.”

Sharon Marino 

Principal, Alexander McClure School

2017 and 2018 Performance Partner Coach; 2016 Neubauer Fellow