Transformative Education Begins with You

The year-long Miles Family Fellowship programming is designed to increase leadership capacity in experienced assistant principals who are preparing to lead a KIPP school, either as a Fisher Fellow or successor within the next two years. Miles Family Fellows work as employees of a specific KIPP school and region as assistant principals or deans during their fellowship year.

The Miles Family Fellowship equips great leaders to lead outstanding schools.

Our program utilizes evidenced-based practices rooted in the KIPP Leading for Learning Actions and in the KIPP Leadership Framework and Competencies that will prepare you to lead an existing KIPP school, or to become a Fisher Fellow to found a new KIPP school.

After one year, you will be able to model and support school-wide vision and goals that lead students to and through college, and contribute to school-wide planning and prioritizing to accomplish those goals. You will learn to develop emerging leaders through goal-setting and coaching, and model strong school culture while managing school-wide character development and behavior management systems. You will learn to implement academic strategies, demonstrate an understanding of yourself as a leader, your impact on others, and your leadership philosophy.

The Miles Family Fellowship cohort will become a vital and sustaining community lifeline of colleagues’ eager to share, support, and grow together.


Unique to the Miles Family Fellowship

As a Miles Family Fellow you will complete two rigorous projects that will challenge, empower, and support your professional development while expanding your knowledge and effectiveness as a School Leader.

Leadership Philosophy Project

Exploration of fellow’s core values and beliefs about education, leadership, and our work, and how that informs the fellow’s vision for his/her leadership and school.

Individual Development Plan

Creation of an Individual Development Plan that outlines the fellow’s strengths and areas of development. This plan is formally revisited two times during the fellowship year and serves as a starting point for discussions between the fellow, host region, and the KIPP Foundation about preparedness to transition into the school leader role within 2 years.