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Professional Development

PD Provider: Center for Artistry and Scholarship

Contact Information
Center for Artistry and Scholarship
P.O. Box 300642
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Lisa Sankowski
Program Manager, Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership

Provider Details
Non-profit Organization
Teachers, District Admin: supts/asst supts, special ed directors etc., School Admin: principals, asst principals, curriculum directors etc., Advocates/community partners or leaders
10 events or fewer
0-5 years
Brief Description of Services
The Center for Artistry and Scholarship's Perrone-­Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership (PSi), prepares emerging leaders in schools and youth-focused nonprofits to integrate educational, artistic, and community­-based resources to transform the lives of youth and families. PSi is a year-long leadership certificate program that immerses participants in school and community-based settings and a design thinking approach to program development. The Capstone Leadership Project, which PSi builds toward throughout the year, is participant-driven and independently designed to suit the goals and interests of each individual in the cohort. Each project addresses an opportunity for growth in the participant's learning community and leverages a partnership between a community-based organization and their home organization. In addition to an eight-day summer intensive in August, and one or two full-day class sessions each month from September through June, PSi provides one-on-one mentoring meetings with each participant at least three times across the year. PSi also provides intensive coaching and writing support for participants who are pursuing the Massachusetts Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL) for principal licensure. This coaching is open to current PSi participants and alumni. Participation in PSi can also lead to 15 graduate credits from the University of Massachusetts Boston for an additional fee.

Content Area(s)
Content CategoryDetailsGrade LevelsEducator Evaluation Standards
Leadership/Administration Lower Elementary (Pre-K, K, 1, 2)
Upper Elementary (3, 4, 5)
Middle School (6, 7, 8)
High School (9, 10, 11, 12)
A-I: Instructional Leadership
A-II: Management and Operations
A-III: Family & Community Partnerships
A-IV: Professional Culture

An IndividualMegan Webb Principal, Orchard Gardens K-8 School, Boston Public Schools 617-635-1660 mwebb2@bostonpu
An IndividualBrian Gellerstein Staff Developer, Visual and Performing Arts Cambridge Public Schools 617-349-6788
An IndividualKati Delahanty Director of Instruction at Charlestown High School, Boston Public Schools

Regions Served

Last Updated: March 1, 2015

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