New Leaders for New Schools - Chicago

  • IL

About Us

New Leaders for New Schools Chicago has been attracting, preparing, and supporting outstanding leaders and the Chicago Public Schools they lead since 2001. In partnership with these leaders, we are now working towards one clear goal: by 2014, all students in New Leaders led Schools will reach high academic achievement and graduate from high school ready for success in college, careers, and citizenship.

By providing our New Leaders Residents with rigorous, case-based training and coaching as part of a 15-month Aspiring Principals program, and continued support during their first four years as a Principal, we help develop exemplary, results-focused leaders who are taking their schools to high levels of academic achievement. We now have over 125 program participants working throughout CPS to impact the learning of more than 50,000 students. These New Leaders are in schools across the district: in traditional, charter, and turnaround; in high school and elementary; and frequently serve Chicago’s most underserved neighborhoods.