SPA Job Blast

Summer Principals Academy


Summer Principals Academy Students and Alumni:

We know you're all doing great things in your schools and communities. We also know you're always looking for new challenges, and new challenges are looking for you. To that end, take a look at the latest job opportunities for committed educators like yourselves. Contact information accompanies each posting, but please do not hesitate to let us know if there's any way we can support your next career move.

If you'd like to see opportunities at your school included in this blast, please send a short blurb to SPA Assistant Director, Caroline Wachtler at

2015 - 2016 SCHOOL YEAR

Principal: KIPP Columbus

KIPP Columbus, a growing network of free, open enrollment public charter schools in Columbus, Ohio, is seeking a committed, dynamic, and innovate educator to serve as the Assistant School Leader of KIPP Columbus Elementary.

The School Leader position will facilitate a culture of constant learning and collaboration with students, instructional staff, families, and community members. The School Leader will coach and lead individuals and teams, serve as a model teacher, and further develop systems and protocols to ensure that academic achievement and school culture consistently reflects the values and goals of KIPP Columbus Schools. In partnership with the KIPP Columbus School Leadership Team, the School Leader will implement a professional development program to guide assigned instructional staff members in becoming excellent teachers. Importantly, the School Leader will ensure an aligned strong student culture across the building. He/she will ensure that the KIPP Columbus values permeate through every classroom, helping students build and refine their character. For more information, visit

High School Principal: Rocky Mount Prep (NC)

Rocky Mount Prep is a K-12 public charter school in Rocky Mount, NC, an hour east of Raleigh in the Eastern North Carolina Teach for America zone. More than 70 percent of our 1,260 scholars are eligible for free-and-reduced lunch. Our goal is to deliver 1.5 years of academic growth per year with 95 percent parent satisfaction. Our mission is to provide a college preparatory education and career readiness to all of our scholars. We use a cutting-edge blended learning model that blends the best of teaching with the best of technology. More than 300 scholars are in the high school.

The high school principal at Rocky Mount Prep is responsible for leading a school division to achieve the mission and goals and standards set by the CEO and adopted by the Board of Trustees. This includes leading the high school in all aspects of its day to day operations, including working with the CEO, Director of Teaching and Learning, teachers and staff, students, operations director, Board of Trustees, parents and other stakeholders.

The Principal serves as the supervisor of all teachers and instructional assistants, coaching them frequently, which includes conducting observation cycles, modeling lessons, and providing support and resources aimed at increasing teacher effectiveness and leadership. The principal is also responsible for engaging, encouraging and empowering parents to become lifelong advocates for their children’s education. For more information, contact Ron Rapatalo at

Upper School Principal: Making Waves (CA)

Making Waves Foundation was founded in 1989 as a mentoring program to address the disparity in educational opportunities for low-income students in Richmond, CA. For decades, through comprehensive programming and services, Making Waves has helped prepare and support first-generation college students to graduate from competitive institutions across the country.

In 2007, the foundation opened the Making Waves Academy Middle School, a charter school offering a rigorous fifth to eighth grade academic program and comprehensive services for students and families. The Making Waves Academy Upper School was launched in 2011 and provides rich academic course offerings, career exploration and extensive college advisement. The Upper School will graduate its first class of twelfth graders this year, 96% of which completed the SAT exams and 100% of which applied to college.

We are seeking an experienced, inspirational school leader to establish and execute a strong vision for instruction and culture at the Upper School. Through building strong relationships with families, students and teachers, the Principal will ensure a culture in which instruction is held sacred and everyone in the school community is accountable for results. The ideal candidate understands effective, rigorous, Common Core-aligned instruction, models the use of data to inform instruction, has a track record of developing adults, has demonstrated the ability to support students and adults in achieving excellence. Reporting to the CEO, the Principal will directly manage a school leadership team and will work closely with Board and Foundation staff.

This search is being managed by Axis Talent Partners. Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in MWA’s mission and the percentage of students who are proficient at your current school to:

School Leader Fellowship: Collegiate Academies (LA)

The Collegiate Academies (CA) School Leader Fellowship is a 2-3 year program that develops candidates to lead new CA schools. Fellows spend at least one year teaching at a Collegiate Academies school while training to lead a new or existing school. The fellowship is uniform in year 1 and, in year 2 and 3, becomes individualized based on your career interests and the path that is a best fit for you. We are seeking Fellowship applicants to open schools in New Orleans in 2017 and beyond. Applying for the fellowship starts with applying to teach at a CA school. For more information, contact Ron Rapatalo at

Principal: Compass Academy (CO)

Compass Academy seeks an exceptional leader to serve as the school’s Founding Principal/Principal Resident. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Principal will lead all academic and operational functions of the school, with a focus on instruction and the successful development, growth and achievement of every student. Through a distributive leadership model, the Principal will create and sustain a strong school culture, develop and support faculty as professionals, build relationships with families and ensure strong overall performance of school.

For Principal Residents: As part of our program, for the right candidate Compass Academy will provide the Founding Principal Resident with the necessary support to become a successful school leader. The Founding Principal Resident will receive intensive mentoring and professional development. The school schedule will accommodate all classes and training related to the residency.

Compass Academy is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The start date for this position is July 1, 2015. The priority round deadline is April 19, 2015 and the final round deadline is May 3, 2015.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume to our partners at City Year via

Assistant Principal: PS108Q (NY)

PS 108Q, The Captain Vincent G. Fowler School has an anticipated vacancy for an Assistant Principal position. The school is located in South Ozone Park, NY and currently has approximately 1400 students. We are seeking a professional with a strong math background, quick learner, hard worker and someone with great interpersonal skills. The position involves supervising multiple grade levels in math, conducting math observations, coaching and supporting teachers in planning and writing lesson plans, curriculum maps and executing great lessons. In addition, we are looking for someone to oversee and plan many school wide assemblies for different grade levels, lead parent workshops and professional development for teachers. In addition, support current administration and teachers in the development of new academic programs and daily school wide happenings.

Any interested applicants please email a resume and cover letter to Marie Biondollilo, school principal at

Chief Academic Officer: Success Preparatory Academy (LA)

Success Preparatory Academy, a K-8 charter school in New Orleans, is looking for a Chief Academic Officer (CAO) to bring them into the top five of charter schools in the Recovery School District. The CAO will coach the academic directors, each of whom are responsible for coaching and managing teachers. In year one, the CAO will be responsible for creating the new framework for coaches and teachers to improve their practice. In year two, the CAO will be responsible for delving into curricular choices.

Success Preparatory Academy has come a long way since they opened their doors in August 2009 with 240 students in grades Kindergarten-3rd grade. This spring they'll graduate their first class of 8th graders, and in the fall they'll serve over 550 students in grades K-8th with over 85 team members in the building working to develop college bound students for leadership and lifelong learning. As a single-site charter school in New Orleans, they've done game changing work to transform a failing school into a good school that earned a 5-year charter renewal.

The ideal candidate will report to the School Director and Co-Founder, Niloy Gangopadhyay, and has/is:

- someone who lives and breathes instruction and working with team members around how to become better instructionally.

- strong interpersonal skills to inspire and motivate others.

- proven track record of coaching teachers (minimum of three years) and moving student achievement as a former classroom teacher.

- broad experience around K-8 content, especially in literacy.

For more information, contact Ron Rapatalo at

Teaching Opportunities: Alliance Academy Middle School (CA)

Alliance Academy Middle School is looking for a few stellar educators to join our school team in Oakland Unified School District for the 2015-2016 school year and beyond!

We are an arts, technology and social justice public middle school community that values growth mindset, collaboration and teacher leadership in order to grow children to be change agents in their communities.

If you...

  • LOVE ALL KINDS of middle school students.
  • Possess a GROWTH MINDSET.
  • Love to collaborate with students, families, teachers, staff and community members.
  • Are a teacher leader with a California multiple subject or single subject (in either ELA, Science or Math) teaching credential.
Please e-mail your resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Ally Wray-Kirk at

Multiple Positions: Reset Foundation (CA/NY)

The Reset Foundation is dramatically transforming the justice system in America by creating an education-focused alternative to incarceration—one completely focused on building lives and bettering communities. The idea is simple: instead of serving time in a traditional prison, young adults attend a “Reset campus,” which is centered entirely on preparing them to break out of the cycle of poverty and become successful community members and leaders. Each campus functions similar to a boarding school, and empowers students to succeed academically, professionally, and personally.

Reset recently launched its first campus in California, and is opening a second campus in New York—demonstrating to the nation that a new mindset and approach can drastically increase public safety, reduce costs, and improve lives. Our team is passionate, engaged, and highly competent. Our team includes best-in-class educators, managers, lawyers, and counselors, from organizations like Aspire Charter School, Google, New York Department of Education, and New Profit Inc. We’re looking for team members who can jump into the fray, thrive in a dynamic and creative environment and are excited about building an organization and working with students. For more information, please visit or follow us @TheResetFndn.

Leadership Opportunities: Carmen Schools of Science and Technology (WI)

Carmen Middle/High School of Science and Technology is a charter middle and high school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are in our second founding year and will grow to add an 11th grade and an 8th grade in the next school year. We currently have leadership opportunities and teaching opportunities available.

Carmen’s mission is to graduate all students as critical thinkers and self-directed learners prepared for success in college, meaningful careers, community involvement, and family life.

At Carmen High School of Science and Technology, we envision Students Achieving proficiency in scientific inquiry, creative discovery, and constructive problem-solving; professional-level skills in the uses of 21st century technology; and admission to colleges that will enable them to become civic leaders, authors, artists, scientists, teachers, doctors, or successful in any other family- and community- sustaining career.

Habits of Mind: All students and staff pursue excellence in communication, analysis, problem-solving, applying values in decision making, social interaction, developing a global perspective, effective citizenship, and aesthetic engagement. All students and staff display passion for learning and appreciation for good work. All students and staff welcome new perspectives and challenging ideas.

Habits of the Heart: Everyone strives to bridge cultures through learning, work, service, and celebration. Everyone contributes to a vital and compassionate community. Everyone respects the multiple traditions that sustain democracy and build a just society.

Leadership Positions Available for 2015-2016: Dean of Culture, Director of Curriculum and Instruction,

Teacher Positions Available for 2015-2016: HS Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, HS English, HS Social Studies, Special Ed. Teacher, and Dance.

Please contact the High School Principal and Campus Director, Sylvia Beevas (SPA '08) at or 414-837-4000 ext.128. Please visit our website

Leadership Opportunities: IDEA Public Schools (TX)

In 2000, IDEA Public Schools opened the doors of our first campus in Donna, TX, with the mission of ensuring that all of our students are ready to succeed in college and as citizens. Our flagship campus in Donna graduated its first class in 2007, sending 100% of our scholars to college, a tradition that has continued for the past 7 years as we’ve expanded from a single campus in the Rio Grande Valley to 36 schools serving nearly 20,000 kids in the RGV, San Antonio, and Austin. Next year, we are opening 7 additional campuses, on our path to 60 schools serving 40,000 kids by 2017. In order to continue this growth and serve even more kids and communities across Texas, we must bring great teachers and leaders to our organization. Every year, we have seen that our strongest team members are those who come from referrals from other leaders which is why we’re reaching out to you today.

As current students or alums of the Columbia SPA program, we are especially interested in chatting with you about leadership opportunities for next school year. Several of our current Principals, Principals-in-Residence, Assistant Principals of Instruction, and other leaders have graduated from the SPA program, and we hope to continue that trend!

I’d love for the chance to chat with you more about opportunities for growth and development at IDEA. Additionally, if you happen to know any strong teachers and/or leaders who might be interested in joining the education reform movement in Texas, you can refer their name here. As a token of our appreciation for your time, we are holding a raffle for items such as IDEA swag and even an iPad!

If you’d like more information regarding IDEA Public Schools, please feel free to contact me directly at or 956-375-8565.

Scholar Academies (PA, NJ, DC, TN)

Become a Founding Member of Our Leadership Teams

Scholar Academies transforms low-performing schools to ensure every child has the knowledge and character to pursue the path to college and opportunities beyond. We currently operate six elementary and middle schools, serving nearly 3,000 students in high-poverty areas of Philadelphia, PA, Trenton, NJ and Washington, DC.

In fall 2015, we are excited to be expanding to Memphis, TN, and will open our first elementary school in the region. We also hope to open a new turnaround school in Washington D.C., at a charter or district school to be named in early 2015. Scholar Academies is currently recruiting for the following leadership roles at each school:


· Incubated School Director (Principal)

· Director of Curriculum and Instruction

· Director of Student Support


· Founding Chief of Staff

· Founding Director of Curriculum and Instruction

· Founding Director of Culture

· Founding Director of Student Support


· Incubated School Director (Principal)

· Director of Student Support

Also, we have the following Home Office opening, for which we are hiring immediately.

· Managing Director of Academics

We encourage you to learn more about each of these openings, and apply today, at:

Leadership Opportunities: Firstline Schools (LA)

n 1998, FirstLine Schools started the first charter school in New Orleans, which became the highest performing open admission middle school in the city. FirstLine now operates four K-8th grade schools and a high school. Our mission is to create and inspire great open admission public schools in New Orleans. We do this by:

  • Ensuring college and career readiness for all students, as demonstrated by achievement, aspiration, love of learning, and confidence.
  • Providing a rich variety of education experiences to nurture our students’ character, health, and active citizenship
  • Developing the skillfulness of our team members
  • Building a sustainable organization that facilitates our long-term success
Our faculty is a diverse and talented group dedicated to our students’ success and to their own growth as teachers. Our schools are led by leaders who hold themselves accountable for student achievement and teacher development.

Middle School Principal:

HS Co-Director:

Founding School Director:

If you're interested, please contact Ron Rapatalo at

Leadership Opportunities: Collegiate Hall (OK)

Establish Excellence: Become A Founder

Collegiate Hall will open its doors to sixty 4th and sixty 5th grade students in August 2015 in one of Tulsa's most deserving communities and the most critical ingredient to our students’ success is excellent teachers.

Collegiate Hall is looking for passionate, committed educators who work relentlessly to hone their craft, who thrive as a part of a team, and who are committed to ensuring every child is successful. We are looking to fill the following positions for the 2015-16 school year:

  • Founding Dean of Students - Collegiate Hall is searching for a founding Dean of Students who is eager to establish a culture of excellence for students and families. Candidates must have an unwavering belief that every child can and must graduate from college. Responsibilities include implementing a school-wide behavior management system with meaningful incentives and consequences, working closely with teachers and the Head of School to build a consistent school-wide culture, and working with families to ensure that every child has the opportunity to be successful behaviorally and academically at Collegiate Hall.

  • Founding Intervention Coordinator - Collegiate Hall is searching for a founding Intervention Coordinator who works relentlessly to ensure that every student at Collegiate Hall finds academic success. Candidates must have an unwavering belief that every child can and must graduate from college. Responsibilities including managing data, coordinating literacy and math interventions for all Collegiate Hall students, and working closely with teachers to ensure that students are achieve to their fullest potential.

  • Founding Operations Associate - Collegiate Hall is searching for a founding Operations Associate who is dedicated to ensuring that every moment at Collegiate Hall is dedicated to student achievement. Candidates must have an unwavering belief that every child can and must graduate from college. Responsibilities may include the organization and management of finances, state and federal grant reporting, human resources, facility maintenance and operations, transportation, technology, vendor relationships, student enrollment data and compliance with staff.

  • Founding Teaching Team: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Special Education - Collegiate Hall is searching for members of it's founding teaching team. Candidates must have an unwavering belief that every child can and must graduate from college. All founding teachers will have the opportunity to build Collegiate Hall's academic program and establish our track record of success by:
    • Engaging in 35 days of PD annually and 3 hours of PD weekly
    • Establishing the vision, curriculum, and assessments for their core content
    • Teaching four sections of their core content
    • Leading a book club and math club
    • Supporting small groups of students through tutoring sessions and monthly Saturday Academies

To learn more about Collegiate Hall Charter School or how you can join our team, please visit or contact Nikhil Kawlra, (SPA '12) Head of School, at (918) 202-8526 or

Leadership Opportunities: College Bound Academy (OK)

College Bound Academy is a free, college preparatory K-4 charter school that will open in August, 2015 with 96 kindergarten students.

Our Mission

Through rigorous academics, character development, and a joyful, achievement-oriented school culture, College Bound Academy Charter School equips every K–4 scholar with the freedom to succeed in middle and high school, graduate from college and access the professional career of their choice.

Our Core Beliefs

We believe that education equals freedom.

We believe that demographics do not determine destiny.

We believe that college starts in kindergarten.

Job Opportunities:

Operations Manager - The Operations Manager is entrusted with advancing the mission of the school through the development and implementation of a budget, coordination of external and internal operations, and fundraising and grant writing all of which will be done in collaboration with the Head of School. The Director of Operations is chargedwith managing the operational side of the school, from financial management to vendor relationships to facilityoperations, as well as managing and maximizing the impact of potential Office Assistant. (Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred.)

Dean of Scholar Advancement – The Dean of Scholar Advancement is responsible for overseeing the pre-referral andreferral process of special education, as well as overseeing the creation of, and execution of the IEP process for specialeducation students. As the Special Education teacher and Coordinator, the Dean of Scholar Advancement is responsible for implementing individual education plans for all qualified students.

Lead Kinder Teacher (Literacy, Literacy, Math, Science/Social Studies) – A lead teacher takes responsibility for the high academic achievement and character development of every child in his or her classroom while working as apositive, supportive team player. Teachers are entrusted with advancing the mission of the school through the development of a standards-aligned curriculum, responsiveness to feedback provided and collaboration with the Head of School on areas of instructional and/or curricular need at the school. College Bound Academy Teachers will be departmentalized beginning in Kindergarten. There will be one Math teacher, two literacy teachers and one Science/Social Studies teacher in each grade. As a founding teacher, lead teachers will be responsible for creating curriculum (with supplemental resources) and fine-tuning systems implemented in College Bound Academy’s founding year.

If interested in any of the positions, send your resume and indicate the position in an email to If you have questions, email

Leadership Opportunities: Achievement First (NY, CT, RI)

Achievement First, a non-profit 501(c)3 charter school management organization, will operate 29 public charter schools in Brooklyn, Connecticut and Rhode Island for the 2014-15 school year. The mission of Achievement First is to close the achievement gap and deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all children, regardless of race or economic status. Achievement First currently educates more than 9,100 students in historically underserved and underserved neighborhoods, with over 90% of our students identifying as Black and Latino. With its college-preparatory focus, the Achievement First approach is attaining breakthrough academic gains throughout the network. Beyond our students and schools, Achievement First is an engaged and prominent partner in the larger conversation about how to improve public education and student achievement in our country.

Achievement First Dean

Achievement First is looking for educators to lead our teachers and make an impact on our scholars as an Academic Dean or Dean of School Culture. As a member of the leadership team, Achievement First Deans coach a portfolio of teachers to reach ambitious academic goals while maintaining a strong and positive classroom culture. Apply here!

Achievement First Principal in Residence

This residency is for current school leaders looking to grow, plan, and learn as they prepare to become an Achievement First principal in NY, CT, or RI. Principals-in-residence are paired and coached by a current high performing principal in the network and are part of a larger cohort, which provides many opportunities to share, learn, and exchange best practices throughout the year. Apply here or contact Kristina Mercado,, with your resume for more information.

Achievement First Principal: Amistad High School

Achievement First Amistad High School is seeking a principal for the 2015-2016 school year. The principal is responsible for setting a powerful vision for student achievement, motivating others to follow that vision, and executing on that vision through effective planning, leadership and management. As the school’s instructional and organizational leader, the principal is responsible for the overall administration and management of AF Amistad High School, including the school vision and design, academic programs, culture development and staffing. This full-time position reports to a regional superintendent.


It’s Time to Listen to our Nation’s High School Students: Join the Emotion Revolution

This April, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Born This Way Foundation (co-founded by Lady Gaga) launched a national campaign, the Emotion Revolution to engage high school students in a conversation about how to create schools and communities where emotions matter. We want to amplify the national conversation about improving student and teacher wellness and school climate.

Emotions matter and matter a great deal in school, especially among high school students. They can either help students or derail them from achieving their goals. The question: Are students feeling more stress and boredom than excitement and curiosity? How are these emotions influencing their engagement, their desire to study, their ability to perform at their best on tests, and their future goals? The answers cannot come solely from a top-down policy, or from guessing. Real solutions require hearing from the students themselves.

That’s why, with the support of dozens of key partners, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Facebook, we are launching the Emotion Revolution with a national 7-minute survey for high school students so that we can learn about hundreds of thousands of high school students’ current and hoped-for emotional experiences in school. We will then hold a summit at Yale featuring youth leaders from across the United States, Lady Gaga, and Yale President, Peter Salovey, where we will unveil the findings, give over 200 youth the opportunity to speak out about their ideas for creating improved learning environments with key educators, academics, and policy makers, and create momentum around the national SEL movement. In addition, with support from Facebook, we will provide high school youth and educators with free resources – activities to promote greater health and well being and more positive school climates.

Toward that end, our immediate goal is to hear from 1 million high school students from public, charter, and private schools across the nation. Gathering data from students in each state will strengthen the scientific understanding of how we can most effectively help bridge the gap between how students currently feel and how they want to feel.

We need your help! As a SPA alum or current student, please administer the survey, which can be found at: until June 15. Also on the survey website is an application to nominate a student to be a fellow at the summit. Chosen students will receive tickets to the Yale summit, meet Lady Gaga and other leaders, and most important, have the opportunity to engage with other like-minded high school students who want to contribute to a kinder and braver world. To learn more about the emotion revolution go here: Please connect with us at so we can help you build a campaign at your school.

Thank you again,

Marc Brackett and Robin Stern, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Leadership Institute for School Change: Building Capacity by Supporting Adult Development

Build individual and organizational capacity by supporting adult learning and development.

June 6, 2015 - June 7, 2015

Location: Teachers College, Columbia University

Workshop Facilitators: Ellie Drago-Severson & Jessica Blum-DeStefano

Registration Fee Per Attendee: $1,295 (includes breakfast and lunch both days, Institute materials, and central text)

Group/Team Discount (2 or more): Save 10%

Early Registration (before May 4th): $1,165 - Save 10% (Use discount code EARLY10)

This 2-day interactive workshop provides participants with the opportunity to deeply understand how to support one’s own and other adults’ growth by learning about adult development theory, a developmental model of leadership for supporting growth, and promising, capacity-building practices that can be implemented in your school or district.

Given the complexities of new teacher and principal evaluation systems, accountability mandates, and implementing the Common Core, this institute offers effective, developmental strategies and practices for improving performance, enhancing professional learning, and building human capacity.

Workshop Participants will:

  • Understand and apply adult developmental theory to build capacity.
  • Learn about a developmental leadership model comprised of four pillar practices—teaming, collegial inquiry, providing leadership roles, and mentoring—that you can employ to enhance collaboration, grow teacher leadership, and give and receive effective feedback.
  • Explore practical strategies for building successful teams, differentiating professional learning, and supporting instructional improvement.
  • Develop skills for building a culture of collaboration to improve performance and support the learning of individuals and groups.
  • Create action plans for applying and implementing your learnings in practice.

DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention

All new teachers and school-related professionals applying for New York State certification must take this state mandated 6-hour workshop in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. This workshop meets the Dignity for All Students (DASA) training requirement of the NYS Education Department for state certification.

Child Abuse Identification & Reporting

All applicants for certification are required to complete 2 clock hours of coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse and maltreatment in accordance with Sections 3003(4) and 3004 of the Education Law. This training is available from Teachers College, Columbia University who is a provider approved by the New York State Education Department.

School Violence Prevention & Intervention

All applicants for certification are required to complete 2 clock hours of coursework or training in school violence prevention and intervention in accordance with section 3004 of the Education Law. This training is available from Teachers College, Columbia University who is a provider approved by the New York State Education Department.

The School Law Institute

The School Law Institute at Columbia University is a national education program available for graduate credit, on a non-credit basis, and in some states for continuing education credits. The Institute brings to Teachers College a diverse collection of the nation’s leading authorities on education law, policy, and practice. It explores significant recent developments in school law and their impact on policy and practice at the federal, state, district, and school levels. For over 25 years at Harvard and Columbia, this five-day summer Institute has provided policy analysts, policy makers, researchers, new and career educators, and charter-school professionals (board members, administrators, and teachers) with the knowledge and skills they need to advance their educational agendas and minimize legal problems. Under the guidance of Teachers College Professor of Law and Education Jay Heubert and Massachusetts Department of Education General Counsel Rhoda Schneider, Institute participants enjoy stimulating, informative, and often inspiring conversations that draw on the multi-disciplinary perspectives of law, policy, and practice. Participants learn from an unusually diverse and interesting group of peers, including: scholars, policy analysts, school administrators, teachers, policymakers, advocates, and lawyers from around the U.S. and the tri-state area. In 2015, the Institute will convene from July 13-17 in comfortable, air-conditioned conference space at Columbia Law School. Ninety-minute sessions will include presentations, large group discussions, small-group work, case studies, and simulations. Faculty will be available to talk with participants throughout the week. Frequent refreshment breaks will provide additional opportunities to continue discussions begun in class. For further information on the presenters, the topics, or how to register, please visit the website, contact us by email at, or phone us at (212) 678-8331.

Summer Principals Academy

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