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 Jacksonville Summer Principals Academy Fellowship

 Through our partnership with our Quality Education for All (QEA) funders and Columbia Teachers’ College, the SPA fellowship combines rigorous leadership training and a full-time residency in order to prepare fellows to serve as exceptional school leaders.  Fellows complete two consecutive, five-week summer sessions at Columbia.  In between these two summers, fellows complete a 450-hour administrative internship mentored by a high performing principal. Fellows will earn either a fully funded Master of Arts or Master of Education from Columbia and recommendation for School Building Leader certification.  After graduation, fellows agree to serve in our district as an administrator for a minimum of three (3) years.  Leaving the district before that time requires the reimbursement of tuition costs.

We seek candidates who are exceptional educators, have 3 years teaching experience, and are committed to pursuing school leadership in Jacksonville. Strong candidates have a blend of competencies that include success in an urban education environment, demonstrated by leading students to achieve significant academic gains; proven adult leadership and relationship building capabilities, demonstrated by instructional leadership roles and community leadership positions; and a long-term commitment to school leadership in urban schools.

This is a fully funded, all expenses paid, opportunity that prepares district teachers to become assistant principals or current assistant principals to become principals.  The program seeks candidates who are willing to demonstrate their long-term commitment to our students and the Duval community as future leaders. 

Information for the 2017 Jacksonville Fellows SPA is forthcoming.

For more information on Columbia University's Summer Principals Academy:

Jacksonville Fellows SPA Information 2016 Cohort 


For any further information on this leadership development opportunity, please contact Iranetta Wright, Assistant Superintendent for Transformation Schools: