Talent Programs

Program Category Total Program Participants Highlights
Philadelphia Pathways to Urban Leadership (PhillyPLUS) Pre-Service (Leader) 134 PLUS recruits, selects, and prepares outstanding principals for Philadelphia’s schools. Program includes a full-year residency as an apprentice principal and two years of personalized leadership coaching.
Relay National Principals Academy Fellowship (Relay NPAF) Development (Leader) 100 Relay NPAF is a selective, national development program for sitting principals and principal managers. This year-long fellowship includes job-embedded coaching and reflection.
Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay GSE) Pre-Service (Teacher) 173 Relay GSE is a two-year residency focused on the specific challenges of urban teaching. Strongly emphasizing diversity in recruiting, the program came to Philadelphia after becoming a linchpin of the urban teacher pipeline in New York and New Jersey.
Drexel Dragons Teach Middle Years (DTMY) Pre-Service (Teacher) 50 DTMY is an undergraduate certification emphasizing pedagogy, practice-based coaching and theory formed through a partnership between Drexel University and The New Teacher Project. It focuses on producing teachers for some of the hardest-to-staff positions (middle-school science and math).
KIPP Emerging Leaders Program Development (Teacher) 126 KIPP Emerging Leaders Program enrolls teachers from in and outside KIPP schools, emphasizing key leadership skills, including change management and meeting facilitation.
National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE) Development (Teacher & Leader) 29 NAATE is a unique Whole School Change model that trains teachers and leaders as a group, building collective and distributed leadership skills. The curriculum is modeled on a Harvard Business School case-study approach.
Penn Urban Teacher Apprenticeship Pre-service (Teacher) Still in planning phase Penn UTA is a brand new residency, project-based-learning driven teacher preparation pathway, designed in partnership with Science Leadership Academy and the Workshop School. The program will equip teachers to better prepare students for the demands of the modern economy.