Mentoring Excellence

Prospective Mentees: Aspiring Principals

 We select principals to create and lead new schools through a rigorous multi-phase process based on a leadership rubric.  The Mentoring Excellence process typically lasts several months and includes elements such as:

  • A written proposal that describes all aspects of the proposed new school.
  • An in-person interview.
  • A series of performance tasks including a written response to an instructional video, a group discussion, an “elevator pitch” and more.
  • A school visit at which the candidate is asked to analyze instruction and also includes conversations with the candidates’ colleagues and mentor principal.
  • A panel interview with representatives of various divisions within the DOE
  • Reference checks

A more specific description of our Mentoring Excellence spring cycle and deadlines will be posted in February.