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Aspiring Transformational Principal Interns are exceptional, motivated leaders with an urgent desire to transform underperforming urban schools and dramatically increase student achievement.  Principal Interns are participants in MPS’ rigorous, full-time Aspiring Transformational Principal Academy.  Over 12 months, they develop and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful transformational principals in MPS, while working towards a MN K-12 principal license. 

Upon successful completion of a four-week summer intensive, Aspiring Transformational Principal Interns engage in a full academic-year residency at an MPS school.  They assume leadership responsibilities, while being mentored by school principals and coached by program facilitators. They also engage in weekly professional development seminars and complete rigorous, standards-aligned assignments.

Commitment and Performance Expectations
Principal Interns must complete each phase of the Aspiring Transformational Principal Academy to successfully advance through the program.   Successful graduates of the Academy will be eligible for principal licensure.  They will apply for open principal positions in the district and will be required to fulfill a 3-year service commitment to work in MPS.

Job duties and responsibilities

  • Actively participate in all program professional development experiences and successfully complete rigorous, standards-based assignments and assessments
  • Receive, reflect on, and respond to feedback from program participants, coaches, and mentor principals
  • Demonstrate growth in standards-based knowledge, skills, and mindsets
  • Serve as resident and full member of school leadership team
  • Support development and implementation of residency school’s vision, goals, and strategic plans
  • Observe and coach teachers
  • Actively participate in, plan, and lead staff meetings
  • Support the development and delivery of staff professional development
  • Build relationships with students, staff members, and community members
  • Assist with communications, public relations, and discipline
  • Support management of facilities operation
  • Assist with development, maintenance, and strategic decisions related to school budget
  • Develop a project aligned with school-specific goals that requires management of adults and demonstrates an impact on student achievement
  • Participate in school evaluation and improvement
  • Support staff hiring and performance management
  • Assist principal with other duties