Develop your talent
Members of the ESN have access to LENS (Leadership for Emerging Networks of Schools), a program designed to support the growth and replication of high-performing charter schools by training and developing their leadership bench.
Outstanding ESN school staff with strong leadership potential are encouraged to participate in this yearlong intensive training, which is held primarily over the summer so as to minimize the amount of time key leaders are out of the building during the academic year.
Through comprehensive on-site training, aspiring leaders are exposed to the best practices of the most successful urban charter schools in the country, and they develop the skills they need to think, see, decide, manage and execute as effective leaders in high-performing charter schools.
LENS provides robust content and training on:
- developing a leader’s mindset, lens and voice
- managing strong adult culture by equipping and inspiring adults to perform effectively
- setting appropriate school culture, including arrivals, transitions, thresholds, discipline and classroom systems
- delivering effective instruction, including curriculum, rigor, classroom routines and procedures, and assessment
Components of LENS 2014-2015
- Ten days of intensive summer training led by Jill Dunchick, BES Director of Leadership Development, and Sue Walsh, BES Chief Academic Officer, from July 7-17, 2014 at the BES office in Boston, MA
- Two additional professional development trainings to be held on November 6, 2014 in Boston, MA and in March 2015, location TBD
- Leadership coaching with BES staff on a regular basis via phone and email
- Leadership development quarterly self-assessment reviewed by BES staff
- On-site visit by BES staff member for observation and formal evaluative report in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
- Structured network of support with colleagues in the LENS cohort
For more information, contact Julia Travers Rickert, Chief of the Excellent Schools Network, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-227-4545 x207.