School Leadership

NYC Leadership Academy (NYCLA) - NYCDOE Leadership Advancement Program (LAP)

The Leadership Advancement Program (LAP) is a collaborative effort launched in the fall of 2012 by the DOE and the New York City Leadership Academy. LAP is an innovative leadership program with an intense focus on preparing teacher leaders to become school administrators. Successful completion of LAP, which includes completion of coursework and a part-time residency, earns candidates their School Building Leader (SBL) certification. Key program design elements include strengthening instructional prowess, deepening content knowledge, facilitating adult learning, managing teams, and a systematic approach to school improvement.


  • At least three years to five years of full-time experience teaching as a preK-12 teacher
  • Current membership in a school-based team focused on improving student outcomes
  • Cluster/network approval and City University of New York (CUNY) admissions process
  • Priority given to teachers already in leadership roles (e.g. grade-level or content team leader, Lead Teacher, Common Core Fellow, etc.)

Program Benefits:

  • Possess the knowledge and skills to lead and support colleagues in collaborative learning and practice aligned with citywide instructional expectations
  • Fundamental understanding of school-wide and systemic instructional change
  • Earn School Building Leader (SBL) certification


  • Open Application: February 10, 2014
  • Application Deadline: March 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm
  • Visit the LAP website to apply:

Program Contact:

Irene Rogan -