Department of Principal Quality

Mission: Identify, develop and retain strong principal leaders who are dedicated to student success in CPS.

Vision: Every Chicago Public School has a strong leader providing opportunities for all students to achieve their fullest potential.

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Chicago Leadership Collaborative

In November 2011, Mayor Emanuel announced the Chicago Leadership Collaborative (CLC), in order to create a pipeline of highly qualified leaders to meet the District's needs well into the future.

The CLC is a unique partnership between the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and leading principal development programs. It provides the District with an unprecedented capacity to develop, attract, and retain high-performing principals from internal and external sources, making Chicago a “destination of choice” for aspiring urban school leaders.

Meet our current Cohort of Residents Principals

CLC Partnership

This unique collaboration is a partnership between CPS and the following partners: Chicago State University, Depaul University, Dominican University, Loyola University Chicago, National Louis University, New Leaders, Northern Illinois University, Teach for America (in conjunction with Harvard University), University of Illinois Chicago, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

You may access more information about each program with the links below.

CLC Training

CLC participants commit to a year-long internship, and receive mentoring from a select group of high-performing principals in the District.  The aspiring principal is fully immersed in all aspects of school leadership, with a focus on developing proficiency in the CPS Principal Competencies, which can be found in the CPS Performance Standards for School Leaders Rubric with Critical Attributes.

Contact Us

Chicago Leadership Collaborative (CLC)
42 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60602
(773) 553-1515
ChicagoLeadershipCollaborative@cps.edu

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