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Rochester City School District’s New Aspiring Principals Program

Superintendent addressing staff Staff at NYCLA Principals meeting Presentation for NYCLA meeting

March 7, 2017- “The goal of this work is to identify, recruit, select and train mission-driven Principals from our own great talent pool of up-and-coming instructional leaders within the District,” said Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams.

The Rochester City School District is receiving technical support from the New York City Leadership Academy, or NYCLA, which has a track record of helping urban districts build Principal pipelines that have a positive impact on student achievement.  Members of the Superintendent's team have collaborated with ASAR leaders and current District Principals to adapt NYCLA’s proven model to the specific needs of Rochester schools. This is a very exciting opportunity for our District, funded by a corporate grant with support from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

“I believe that Rochester can lead urban school improvement by building administrative, teacher and student leadership capacity in-house with a focus on equity and instructional excellence,” said Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams