Texas Tech University

Principal Fellows Partnership Program

Texas Tech University and National Institute of Excellence Principal Fellows Program

Principal Fellows Summer Leadership Institute 2016-2017- Texas Tech Faculty, Principal Fellows and Participants.

The federally funded Principal Fellows Partnership Program is an alliance between the National Institute of Excellence in Teaching, Texas Tech University Educational Leadership Program, and school districts partners to prepare highly effective teachers in this competitive non-traditional program for a school leader career (i.e. Assistant Principal or Principal). The partnership jointly selects eligible candidates for a 15-month job-embedded administrator residency experience. The Principal Fellows are mentored the following year by a top performing principal(s) in the school district. The Principal Fellows are also lead by Texas Tech Educational Leadership Faculty Coaches who develop context specific instructional leadership strategies to support and grow Principal Fellows in the residency experience. This collaboration builds the next generation of instructional leaders for the partnering district through leadership competencies, job-embedded skill development and national and state standards. The partnership develops instructional leadership competencies, provides the experiences necessary to effectively cultivate instructional coaching skills, and meet the specific needs of students, schools, and the district partner. Principal Fellow selection occurs in spring and assignment to a new principal mentor and campus occurs in early June. The Principal Fellows complete a principal certification during the academic year, and the Master's Degree in Educational Leadership in August at the completion of the program.

Email Dr. Fernando Valle in the Educational Leadership Program for more information at f.valle@ttu.edu.

Learn more about the Principal Fellows Partnership Program

Partner district Socorro ISD discusses the Principal Fellows Program on their SISD-TV News program on YouTube in June 2021

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