Philadelphia Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools (PhillyPLUS) is a two-year, practice-based principal certification program. It prepares accomplished educators to become dynamic school leaders who can transform teaching and learning in Philadelphia schools.
As a Resident, you’ll be prepared for the day-to-day challenges of leading a successful school. You’ll learn how to set a vision for academic excellence, invest your school community in that vision, and turn that vision into results for students. You’ll benefit from:
- Real leadership experience: Build your expertise by working for a year in a Philadelphia school, where you’ll help teachers improve their practice with the support of a mentor principal and leadership coach.
- Personalized, expert coaching: An experienced leadership coach—with a proven record as a school leader—will help you hone your leadership skills, providing bi-weekly feedback and support to help you succeed.
- Accelerated path to certification: We hold a high bar for certification. Residents who demonstrate an ability to help students succeed will earn their principal certification at the end of their first year and go on to lead their own schools during their second year.
Visit www.phillyplus.org to learn more. Our next priority application deadline is Friday, February 23rd!