Performance Partners Program



Application information for the 2022-2023 program will be available in spring 2022.

Check back or email Caitlin Linhardt () for more information.

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. With a specific focus on bolstering instructional leadership skills, each Performance Partner is paired with a high-performing principal – an alum of the Neubauer Fellowship in Educational Leadership (“Senior Fellow”) – who shares expertise, encouragement, and skills utilizing a coaching approach. Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders is proud to partner with Skyrocket Educator Training to develop and facilitate program content and training sessions.


Performance Partners are invited to participate following a three part selection process (application, supervisor recommendation, and interview). Senior Fellows are invited to be coaches 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 significant student achievement goals by improving instructional coaching practices and systems for a targeted cohort of teachers
  • Support Neubauer Fellowship alumni (Senior Fellows) to develop their coaching skills to mentor other principals and increase their leadership across school systems
  • Increase participants’ commitment to Philadelphia by developing a network of support

2021 – 2022 Performance Partners Program Participants


Latanya Barrett – Mastery Harrity Elementary

Robert Berretta – Ziegler School

Christine Borelli – School District of Philadelphia

Khadijah Bright – Kennedy Crossan School

Aliya Catanch-Bradley – Bethune Elementary

Leah Coleman – Girard Elementary

Shakae Dupre-Campbell – Middle Years Alternative School

Raymond Fields – Mastery Prep Elementary

Jodan Floyd – AMY Northwest Middle School

Steve Janczewski – St. Malancy School

Kwand Lang – Spruance School

David Laver – Taylor Elementary

Sharon Marino – Alexander McClure School

Stephanie McKenna – McCall Elementary

Jeannine Payne – Richard Wright Elementary

Performance Partners

Joshua Anderson – Universal Audenried Charter High School

Chantal Barr – Lowell School

Andrew Brooking – Thomas G. Morton School

Kate Dean – Allen M. Stearne Elementary

Dolette Johns-Smith – Morton McMichael School

Amanda Jones – Munoz Marin Elementary

David Lon – Mastbaum High School

Brian McCracken – Strawberry Mansion High School

Brian Meadows – Thurgood Marshall School

Jennifer Nobles – St. Martin of Tours School

Nichole Polk – Potter-Thomas Elementary

Van Robinson – St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School

John Paul Roskos – Dr. Ethel Allen Promise Academy

Francesca Russo – St. Pio Regional Catholic School

Dana Singletary – Feltonville Intermediate School

“I am always looking for ways to push myself out of my comfort zone and this program did it for me.  I built a stronger grasp of coaching strategies, language to use, and techniques that will end up with results in better teaching, resulting in greater student outcomes!”

Leigh McLinden

Principal, George Sharswood School

2020 Performance Partner

“Participating in the Performance Partners Program pushed my practice as a new principal by exposing me to new ways of approaching coaching, analyzing data, and setting goals.  My coach was super knowledgeable and provided pointed feedback that I first practiced with her and then immediately implemented at my school.  Every minute of this program was time well spent.”

Monique Dolcy 

Principal, Mastery Charter Fredrick Douglas Elementary

2020 Performance Partner

For more information about the Performance Partners Program please contact Caitlin Linhardt (). Application information for the 2022-2023 program will be available in spring 2022.