ABOUT LEAD FOR DELAWARE

One day, all kids in Delaware will attend an excellent school.

Lead For Delaware is an innovative, highly-selective, alternative-route principal certification program. We recruit, train and certify high-potential leaders to serve in high-needs public schools across the state of Delaware. Each year, we select a small cohort of aspiring leaders to move through a two-year leadership development experience that provides 400 hours of professional development and 600 hours of clinical experience while serving in full-time in teaching and other school-based roles. Thanks to generous local funders, the program is offered at no-cost to participants and requires a 5-year commitment to school leadership within the state. 

Upon completion of the program, Lead For Delaware leaders enter into formal school leadership roles and begin the work of transforming the educational options for the deserving students in our state. 

Teach For America - Delaware

Started in 2011, Teach For America-Delaware has recruited over 230 top graduates, career changers, and military veterans to teach in low-income schools statewide, reaching nearly 10,000 students. Today, nearly 100 alumni and 40 corps members are in the state teaching, leading schools, and contributing to our communities in government, business, and social services, including two principals, two assistant principals, several deans, three Teachers of the Year, and two non-profit leaders tackling summer learning and high school readiness and access. Teach For America Delaware is the only region in the country with a fully integrated, state-approved, in-house principal certification program.