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Who We Want

The PhillyPLUS program brings leaders with diverse backgrounds and experiences to Philadelphia schools.

PhillyPLUS Residency

Our Residents are a diverse set of experienced educators with a strong track record in the classroom, a deep commitment to Philadelphia’s students, and a desire to become a principal in the next two years. Most applicants for the PhillyPLUS Residency will have prior experience leading adults—as teacher leaders, instructional coaches, department chairs or assistant principals—but this is not a requirement.

Under the certification guidelines of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, candidates must have at least 3 years of experience in a certified, school-based role in order to be eligible for the PhillyPLUS Residency. You can learn more about Pennsylvania certification requirements here.

"PLUS gave me the instructional professional development, opportunities to learn and practice, and the exposure I needed to gain a position as a school leader. I am still drawing on all those lessons as I strive to be as effective as possible."

Elana Galli, 2016-17 Cohort
Principal, Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School

Applications for our 2019 cohort are now being accepted.

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