Through CPS’ Chicago Leadership Collaborative (CLC), aspiring principals participate in a year-long internship. It is designed to train and support effective principals-to-be, and prepare them to lead a school from day one on the job in a principal position.
National Louis is one of six universities recently selected to participate in the Chicago Leadership Collaborative, based on NLU’s successful track record in developing principal leaders, its rigorous system to recruit and select high-potential candidates and program alignment to the CPS Principal Competencies.
CLC’s most recent newsletter profiles two mentor-mentee pairs, describes a workshop in which principals gave pointers to aspiring principals to prepare for the job interview process with Local School Councils, and features an alum of the program who is in his second year as a CPS principal.
For more information or to recommend a candidate, see CLC’s website.