1. Complete the ALI online application. Be sure to include:
º School Building Leader (SBL) certification information (required)
º School District Leader (SDL) certification information (if applicable)
º Participation in any DOE leadership development programs
You will be prompted to submit three essays on the last page of this online application. Please feel free to complete beforehand, and to copy and paste into the submission form.
Essay #1: Statement of Purpose (250 word limit):
Complete a statement of purpose describing why you are interested in pursuing the School District Leadership (SDL) certification with the DOE's Advanced Leadership Institute.
Essay #2: Demonstrated Instructional Leadership (500 word limit):
Provide examples of your track record in developing and implementing a school or system-wide initiative to drive student achievement, particularly for struggling students, and in designing and delivering meaningful professional development. The narrative should provide details on a single initiative you have implemented that has led to significant student gains, and should include:
º Leadership in development and implementation
º High-leverage strategies utilized
º Professional development provided
º Adjustments based on assessments and data collection
º Evidence of impact (for adults and students)
Essay #3: Systems-level Leadership (500 word limit):
Describe a systems-level challenge that the DOE currently faces and offer a solution to that challenge. Detail the ways in which you would address the challenge, and describe your role in development and implementation.
Your suggestion should be ambitious but achievable, solutions-oriented (i.e. at least an equal balance between describing the challenge and your proposed solution), and as specific as possible.