The Lookstein Center, with its partners, the Jewish Education Project and the UJA-Federation of New York, announce the opening of the third cohort of the initiative to train promising teachers and administrators in New York area schools to take on larger leadership roles in Jewish Day Schools. The Educational Leadership Advancement Initiative (ELAI) program is designed for Jewish education professionals – teachers, department chairs, assistant principals, guidance personnel – who aspire to increasing their impact on their schools and are looking for a career ladder. The skills acquired will prepare participants for positions of greater impact in their schools.
The program that will take place from Summer 2012 – Summer 2013, will include:
- Local retreats
- Monthly workshops
- Visits to other schools
- A week-long seminar in Israel
- Mentoring by top educational leaders
- School-based project
The cost of the program (except for an $1800 fee) including local and Israel retreats, airfare, hotel accommodations, mentoring, and workshops is covered by a generous grant from the UJA-Federation of New York. The program is open to education professionals in New York City, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties who currently work in Jewish day schools.