LLA Fellowship

Empowering Leaders to Improve Outcomes

Students deserve excellent and equitable schools, highly effective teachers and leaders, and welcoming and culturally responsive school communities that foster their growth as intellectuals and individuals. LLA empowers school leaders to create these conditions through our flagship Fellowship program.


Developed with research-based best practices, the  Fellowship combines rigorous professional development with individualized coaching—helping sitting and aspiring principals to improve outcomes, increase opportunities, and disrupt inequity in under-resourced communities. The integration of coaching and professional development supports Fellows in implementing new learning immediately and effectively in their schools, culminating in transformative change.


Fellows strengthen their instructional expertise, improve their executive management skills, and join a continually expanding network of mission-driven leaders who collaborate across sectors to transform our communities.


The Fellowship Includes:

Comprehensive Assessments

Comprehensive assessments of the Fellow’s areas of strengths and growth as well as the Fellow’s school’s instruction and culture

Individualized Coaching

Up to 150 hours of individualized coaching tailored to each Fellow’s strengths, growth areas, and school context

Individualized Development Plan

An individualized development plan

Leadership Retreats

An initial cohort retreat and a winter retreat

Intensive Summer Institute

An intensive summer institute

Professional Development

Monthly professional development sessions

Equity Impact Initiative

An equity impact initiative, designed to improve instruction and combat inequity in the Fellow’s school or system


Qualified candidates greatly outnumber the spaces available, so we recommend applying as early as possible.

Application Opens


Aspiring Principal Deadline


Sitting Principal Deadline


Decisions Sent


My LLA Leadership Effectiveness Director has really helped me to put into practice our beliefs, but also to figure out who I am, what I want for Boston, what I want for our kids, and what I want for Catholic education. The cross-sector work is so important, and it is just scratching the surface of what’s beginning for Boston.
Aliece Dutson, Principal, Mission Grammar School (LLA Cohort III)