Principal Fellowship

At STRIVE Prep, there’s a pathway for you to become a school leader.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The STRIVE Prep Principal Fellowship is a two-year program designed to provide a pathway for those who want to become a school leader.

During the first year, participants hold a campus-based administrative role and participate in monthly professional development sessions.

During the second year, participants are a plus 1 administrator at their campuses, meaning they don’t have a specific role on campus and can take on more school-wide leadership roles. They participate in monthly professional development and also work toward completing a Principal Readiness Portfolio. Year 2 participants have a Partner Principal who provides ongoing coaching, support, and mentoring. 

    The STRIVE Prep Principal Fellowship program is designed around must haves that were tested against successful STRIVE Prep principals and backwards planned. 

    The fellowship program is designed based on the 70/20/10 philosophy: 

      • 70% of learning/development comes from on-the-job experience
      • 20% of learning/development comes from the mentoring and coaching you receive
      • 10% of learning/development comes from formalized learning through professional development, reading, courses, programs, etc.

    LEADERSHIP COMPENTENCIES

    The principal fellow programming is rooted in the STRIVE Prep Leadership Competencies and addresses the following key competencies in order to prepare future leaders to run schools where every scholar can learn to change the world.  

    Fellows will work towards the following competencies during their time in our two year program:

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    • DRIVE RESULTS: Achievement Orientation 
    • DRIVE RESULTS: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • DRIVE RESULTS:  Decision Making
    • DRIVE RESULTS:  Planning and Implementation 
    • BUILD RELATIONSHIPS: Stakeholder Management
    • BUILD RELATIONSHIPS: Impact and Influence
    • BUILD RELATIONSHIPS: Self-Awareness 
    • BUILD RELATIONSHIPS: Cultural Competence 
    • MANAGE PEOPLE: Talent Development
    • MANAGE PEOPLE: Direction Setting 
    • MANAGE PEOPLE: Team Leadership
    • MANAGE PEOPLE: Performance Management 
    • ROLE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: Instructional Leadership
    • ROLE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: Student Culture Leadership

    OUR FELLOWS

    YEAR 1 FELLOWS

     I am becoming a better leader through this program and I’m gaining the skills and confidence that would prepare me to lead a school as the Principal.”

    Ilana Bye

    STRIVE Prep - Federal

    Edwina Lucero

    STRIVE Prep - Lake

    I’ve been afforded moments to be vulnerable while simultaneously recognizing the critical values associated with leadership.”

    Nathan Mullen

    STRIVE Prep - Westwood

    YEAR 2 FELLOWS

    Jay Gordon

    STRIVE Prep - Montbello

    David Martinez

    STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside

    “The fellows program has allowed me to prepare for the Principal role at my own pace while also allowing me to develop my own vision of school leadership.”

    Daniel Vivas

    STRIVE Prep - SMART

    “The most rewarding experience in this cohort is the ability to thought-partner with my peers in both authentic and challenging ways.”

    Yasmin Zambrano

    STRIVE Prep - Green Valley Ranch

    KEY DATES

    • Interviews are held twice each year, once in the fall and once in the spring
    • The next Principal Fellow Interview Day is February 16, 2021 

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Is the PF Position Paid?

    Yes! PFs are paid a competitive administrative salary.

    Where are PFs placed?

    PFs are placed at STRIVE Prep schools in the Denver metro area. See map below.

    When do I become a principal?

    PFs are typically preparing for a Principal position at STRIVE Prep within  1-3 years.

    Will I be a principal at the campus where I was a PF?

    Maybe. PFs do not always assume a Principal position in the same school PFs school site.

    When does the PF position begin?

    Our program typically begins at the start of a new school year and kicks off with STRIVE Prep’s summer training program.

    What do I do everyday as a PF?

    PFs are key members of a schools’ leadership and administrative teams. PFs coach and support teachers, lead teams, and work alongside Assistant Principals of Operations, Instruction, Student Services, and other team members. PFs are on a campus working with teachers, leadership, students, and families, every day.

    THE INTERVIEW PROCESS

    • Submit online application
    • Phone interview with STRIVE Prep Talent Acquisition team member
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion phone interview with STRIVE prep leader
    • Final Interview with STRIVE Prep interview panel

    For more information and questions about the program contact Alexa Mason. To speak to a recruiter contact Rachel Levine.

    Strive Prep Rise

    Strive Prep Rise
    18250 E 51st Ave, Denver, CO 80249, USA
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    Strive Prep Federal | Strive Prep Ruby Hill

    2626 W. Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80219

    303.573.2017

    Federal | Grades Served: 6-8

    Ruby Hill Grades Served: K-5

    Strive Prep Federal | Strive Prep Ruby Hill
    2626 W Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80219, USA

    2626 W. Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80219

    303.573.2017

    Federal | Grades Served: 6-8

    Ruby Hill Grades Served: K-5

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    Strive Prep Kepner

    Strive Prep Kepner
    911 S Hazel Ct, Denver, CO 80219, USA
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    Strive Prep Smart | Strive Prep Westwood

    Strive Prep Smart | Strive Prep Westwood
    3201 W Arizona Ave, Denver, CO 80219, USA
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    Strive Prep Sunnyside

    Strive Prep Sunnyside
    4735 N Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211, USA
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    Strive Prep Lake

    Strive Prep Lake
    1820 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO 80204, USA
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    Strive Prep Excel

    Strive Prep Excel
    2960 Speer Blvd, Denver, CO 80211, USA
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    Strive Prep Montebello

    Strive Prep Montebello
    5000 Crown Blvd, Denver, CO 80239, USA
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    Strive Prep Green Valley

    Strive Prep Green Valley
    4800 Telluride St, Denver, CO 80249, USA
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