Join Our Powerful Network of Learning and Leadership

The Lynch Leadership Academy Fellowship is open to sitting and aspiring principals from district, charter, Catholic, and tuition-free independent schools across Massachusetts. If accepted, you'll particiapte in the 14-month Fellowship and be part of an upcoming cohort of motivated, mission-driven peers.

Application Process & Timeline

Online Application

The online application consists of a number of short answer and essay questions that allow participants to demonstrate accomplishments aligned to the competency areas.


The Prospective Fellow Interviews take place in person and include several components and stakeholders.

Reference Checks

A member of the Academy staff conducts reference checks for each participant who is selected following the Prospective Fellow Interviews.

Monday, October 3, 2022 The application is available on our website
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Final application deadline (BPS Aspriring Principal Program Applicants) (by 11:59 p.m.)
Monday, December 19, 2022 Final application deadline (Aspriring Principal Program Applicants) (by 11:59 p.m.)
Monday, January 9, 2023 Final application deadline (Sitting Principal Applicants) (by 11:59 p.m.)
January & February 2023 Interview days
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 Final decisions sent

Candidate Profile

LLA Seeks Candidates With

  • A strong instructional foundation
  • An unwavering commitment to equity
  • An openness to learning and growing within a collaborative community of leaders

Candidates Are

  • Sitting principals who are already leading, but eager to further develop and improve.
  • Aspiring principals who are assistant principals, directors of instruction, teacher leaders or central office staff members, who will be ready to lead a school in 2023-24.

Please email if you are not sure if your school or district is an LLA partner, or to discuss becoming an LLA partner. There is no tuition cost for individual Fellows; instead, partner districts and schools are responsible for Fellowship fees.

Fellowship Nominations

We are accepting nominations for Cohort XIII Fellows for the 2023-2024 academic year. Nominate a prospective Fellow to help us improve academic outcomes for students.

Nominate a Fellow