The LEEP program is under reorganization and for that reason, the admissions process has been postponed for the 2017-18 year.
Students should already have ample administrative and leadership experience at the level of the principal or above when they apply to the program. This should also be the case for applicants from the field of charter schools and community organizing. Our student-cohort model fosters a community of professionals. LEEP students, but also alumni, Berkeley faculty, and senior district administrators associated with the program belong to this community. When our graduates make their way into upper level leadership roles in school districts, they will be comfortable working in a dynamic community of practice, where information sharing, spirited debate, and knowledge building are the norm; and they will be able to rely on a support network for improving K-12 public education in California.