Our Mission

We develop, engage, and retain school and system leaders who transform schools, dramatically improve student outcomes, and drive systemic change to prepare all Philadelphia students for college, career, and life.

Events
Open to Cohort 8 Neubauer Fellows
July 15 – 20, 2024
Summer Institute
Al Bertani at NFC4 Summer Institute 2018
By invitation only
July 16, 2024
A Conversation with Dr. Al Bertani
Open to Senior Fellows
July 24-25, 2024
July Senior Fellow Institute

Selection Criteria

Successful candidates demonstrate the following leadership competencies:

Vision
Articulate a clear, compelling school-wide vision and align priorities and leadership actions to achieve that vision
Accountability
Hold self and others accountable for improving student outcomes based on a belief that all children can achieve at high levels
Results-Orientation
Set ambitious goals, monitor progress, and demonstrate persistence to overcome obstacles
Inclusive Culture
Create a safe, respectful, supportive, and inclusive environment for all students
Interpersonal Skills
Effectively communicate, collaborate, and build relationships with diverse stakeholders
Instructional Expertise
Facilitate student mastery through data-driven instruction and effective instructional practices
Leadership Levers
Lead Authentically
  • Values-Based Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Self-Awareness and Continuous Improvement
  • Relational Trust
  • Sustainable Leadership
Advance Equity
  • Inclusive Culture
  • Recognize Bias and Privilege
  • Cultural Competence
  • Identify, Disrupt, and Dismantle
  • Courageous Leadership
Lead Authentically
  • Learning Culture
  • Targeted Feedback
  • Development and Support
  • Talent Management
  • Leadership Development
Lead Authentically
  • Vision
  • Achievement Focus and Results Orientation
  • Instructional Expertise
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Change Management
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Our Impact
Teacher Perception
11.5
Percentage Points More
teachers provided the most favorable rating of how well their principal manages talent at Fellow-led schools than at comparison schools
Student Attendance
6.4
Percentage Points More
students attended school 95+% of the time at Fellow-led schools than at comparison schools.

Sector Leadership

Leaders from the district, charter, and faith-based sectors of Philadelphia are united in their commitment to developing highly effective school leaders. This unique collaboration across three critical sectors in the city’s education landscape is the foundation for our success. The collaboration includes partnerships with:

Sector Leadership
$500,000 Donors
$100,000 Donors
Contributors
News & Insights
Neubauer Fellows Appointed to Multiple Roles Within School District of Philadelphia Leadership
Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders (PASL) congratulates the many Neubauer Fellows promoted to new School District of Philadelphia roles, as announced by the district in early June.
Attendance Wall, Data-Informed Communications Strategies Drive Student Attendance at Moffet
PASL has distilled data from Neubauer Fellow-led schools, identifying trends and effective practices and creating tools that support efforts to improve attendance.
Four Neubauer Fellows, Including Three Cohort 8 Fellows, Honored with Lindback Awards for Distinguished Principals
This prestigious award celebrates educators who demonstrate excellence in promoting learning at the highest levels.
To date we have not found a single case of a school improving its student achievement record in the absence of talented leadership.
Learning from Leadership: Investigating the Links to Improved Student Learning Seashore Louis, Leithwood, Wahlstrom, and Anderson

Join a strong community of passionate principals doing amazing things.

9 of the 14
National Blue Ribbon Schools
Neubauer Fellows have led 9 of the 14 designated National Blue Ribbon Schools in Philadelphia over the past seven years.
40
Lindback Awards
Neubauer Fellows have received 40 Lindback Awards for Distinguished Principal
11.5
Percentage Points*
11.5 percentage points more teachers provided the most favorable rating of how well their principal manages talent at Fellow-led schools vs comparison schools (2021-2022)
6.4
Percentage Points*
6.4 percentage points students attended school 95+% of the time at Fellow-led schools vs comparison schools (2021-2022)

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Intro

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Stephanie Andrewlevich
Principal, Cheltenham Elementary School
School District of Philadelphia
2017 Neubauer Fellow
Kahlila Johnson
Deputy Chief of Talent Management
School District of Philadelphia
2022 Neubauer Fellow
Leta Johnson
Executive Director of Educator Effectiveness and Evaluation
School District of Philadelphia
2016 Neubauer Fellow
Dollette Johns-Smith
Principal, Morton McMichael School
School District of Philadelphia
2022 Neubauer Fellow