In order to ensure our students receive an extraordinary education, our school and network staff must have access to high-quality professional support and leadership development. Our commitment to provide these opportunities, inside and outside of the classroom, is steadfast and robust. Below are some of the programs we currently offer.
- Model Teacher
Model Teachers allow skilled educators who have a demonstrated ability to advance student learning and a strong passion for content development and instructional technique to expand their influence while remaining classroom teachers. Model Teachers not only accelerate student learning in their own classrooms and build strong relationships with students and families, but they create school and network-wide impact through sharing their instructional skills, content knowledge, and resources with other teachers.
- UP Leadership Institute: Dean Fellow Track
The Dean Fellow role is the entry point into UP Leadership Institute, designed for teachers who exemplify best practice in their classroom, can serve as a resource for other teachers in the school and network, and are interested in becoming a school leader in the future. Dean Fellows will engage in experiences and training that will elevate their impact and prepare them for Deans of Curriculum and Instruction roles.
- UP Leadership Institute: Principal Fellow Track
The Principal Fellow role is designed to prepare highly-skilled instructional leaders for the demands of leading a turnaround school as a Principal. The Principal Fellow role – open to external candidates, Deans of Curriculum and Instruction, and experienced teachers with a successful track record – includes on-site coaching, progress monitoring and feedback, and in-depth training. Training will focus on the core competencies for new Principals, including vision setting, instructional leadership, and talent management.
- UP Teaching Fellows
The UP Teaching Fellows program is a premier new teacher development pathway run in partnership with the Sposato Graduate School of Education. As an UP Teaching Fellow, you will get hands-on instructional experience with support from your own coach, while taking graduate coursework leading to a Master’s in Effective Teaching. To learn more about this fellowship opportunity, please click the following link.