first year of the CLASS program is designed to be a complete course in the principles of teacher
leadership (leadership of peers). At the end of this year, participants may
qualify for salary differentials or different professional roles in their
second year deepens participants’ understanding of how to improve educational
outcomes at a school level, including the design and administration of school
systems. At the end of this year, successful candidates will receive an
advanced certificate from Hunter College and are qualified to take state exams
for the New York State Building and District Leader Certification. Participants
who do not continue into the second year may re-join the program within three
Do you expect to complete only the first year of the program or both years? (Your answer is for informational purposes and is in no way binding.)
What does it mean to be a leader? Who are, for you, models of leadership? Reflect on leaders whom you admire. They may be people in education, on the national or international level, or on the level of local, even neighborhood leadership. As you consider your model or models, please describe what makes a “good leader” using the following questions as a guideline for your response.
What are specific aspects of their leadership that particularly appeal to you and why do those qualities resonate with you? What specifically did these leaders do that demonstrated those qualities?
Which of these qualities do you feel you already have developed? How do you know that and what experiences have demonstrated that to you?