To be eligible, applicants must be part of campus leadership teams assigned to a campus identified as IR Year 1 or above. Team leaders must be the campus principal. A change in principal after your team is selected will result in forfeiture of your team’s sponsorship. Applicants sponsored by Raise Your Hand Texas to participate in the Harvard Leadership Program in 2018 are NOT eligible to apply for sponsorship in 2019. Those sponsored in any previous year (2008-2017) ARE eligible to apply. If you previously attended The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education through an organization other than Raise Your Hand Texas, you may apply.
Campus leadership teams (comprised of up to 5 individuals) must include:
- The principal (acts as team leader)
- At least one teacher leader, defined as a classroom teacher that serves in a formal or informal instructional leadership role. A full-time instructional coach does not qualify as a teacher leader.
- The district coordinator of school improvement (DCSI) or principal supervisor.
The remaining two spots may be filled by assistant principals, school counselors, instructional coaches, a local Education Service Center turnaround team member, the campus’ professional service provider (PSP) or other staff essential to your campus turnaround.