The Performance Partners Program is designed to support effective 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 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 participate in the program based on their potential to become a future Neubauer Fellow. Senior Fellows are invited based on demonstration of exceptional school leadership and interest in building their capacity to mentor and develop other leaders.
Over the course of a year, the Performance Partners Program aims to:
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.
During the Performance Partners Program:
“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.”
Principal, William M. Meredith School
2017-2018 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.”
Principal, Alexander McClure School
Senior Neubauer Fellow (2016 Cohort)