NYC Leadership Academy is featured in a recent article about the Delaware Leadership Project: On the job training for prospective principals.
The Delaware Leadership Project (DLP) is an alternate certification program that prepares candidates to work as principals or assistant principals at public schools serving high-risk students in Delaware.
DLP is a local replication of the Aspiring Principals Program run by New York City Leadership Academy, and begins with an intensive five-week summer orientation program, followed by a one-year residency. Prospective principals work under a mentoring principal for four days a week, with the fifth day devoted to seminars and workshops on school management. Successful participants must commit to work in a high-risk school for three years. Innovative Schools Inc., a nonprofit public school support organization based in Wilmington, Delaware, manages the Delaware Project.