The Residency Program for School Leadership is a new collaboration between the traditional public school districts of New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport, and Achievement First. The Residency Program is designed to accelerate the development of stellar assistant principals, coaches and teacher leaders who are interested in serving as the next generation of principals in New Haven, Hartford or Bridgeport. Participation in the program carries a placement commitment to the respective host district after completion of the residency year.
The Residency Program is accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education as an alternate route to administrator/supervisor (092) certification. Candidates who complete the program are qualified to earn the Connecticut Intermediate Administration/Supervision (092) certificate. The program is open to certified teachers who have a minimum of four years of K-12 educational experience and meet other admission standards. The Residency Program is non-credit bearing.
Residency Program participants gain the knowledge and develop the skills to effectively lead change in the highest-need schools in New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport. Graduates of the program are well grounded and understand how to apply the concepts and theories of culture leadership, instructional leadership, organizational management, and vision setting and inspiration to enhance student achievement.
Throughout the program, training is guided by a competency framework outlining the skills, mindsets and actions needed to become a highly effective school leader.
According to Connecticut state educator regulatory requirements, candidates must:
To be considered for the Residency Program for School Leadership Alternate Route to Administrator/Supervisor (092) Certification, candidates must apply to the Residency Program by completing the standard application process. Acceptance to the Residency Program for School Leadership Alternate Route to Administrator/Supervisor (092) Certification is contingent on acceptance to the Residency Program. Please click here for more information about the Residency Program, including how to apply.
For further information, please contact Samantha Miller at samanthamiller[at]achievementfirst.org.