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The Lynch Leadership Academy Fellowship is open to sitting and aspiring principals from district, charter, Catholic, and tuition-free independent schools across Massachusetts.

Apply now for the 14-month Fellowship and be part of an upcoming cohort of motivated, mission-driven peers.

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 2020-21.

Please email lynchacademy@bc.edu 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.

 

The application for Cohort X (school year 2020-21) has officially closed. If you are interested in being considered for Cohort XI (school year 2021-22), please complete this form to be notified when the application opens in October 2020.

Application Timeline

Monday, October 1, 2019
The application is available on our website
Friday, November 29, 2019
Final Application Deadline (BPS Aspiring Principal Program Applicants) (by 11:59pm)
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Final Application Deadline (Aspiring Principal Program Applicants) (by 11:59pm)
Friday, January 10, 2020
Final Application Deadline (Sitting Principal Applicants) (by 11:59pm)
January & February, 2020
Interview Days
March 30, 2020
Final decisions sent

Fellowship Nominations

We are accepting nominations for Cohort IX Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year. Nominate a prospective Fellow to help us improve academic outcomes for students.

 

Nominate a Fellow

Fellowship Nominations

We are accepting nominations for Cohort IX Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year. Nominate a prospective Fellow to help us improve academic outcomes for students.

 

Nominate a Fellow

Key Steps

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Interviews

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

Step 3

Reference Checks

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