UpDATES


Please click on the section below that applies to you to reveal most recent updates from LANALP
  • Email/Invitation to Selection Day – by June 23, 2017
  • Selection Day 1 – Saturday, July 8, 2017
  • Selection Day 2 – Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • Program Acceptance Notifications – August 7, 2017
  • Candidate Letter of Intent Deadline – August 14, 2017
  • Coach/Candidate Match-up Notification – August 16, 2017
  • Coach/Candidate Meet & Greet (Attendance Required) – August 31, 2017
  • Unit of Study #1 – September 07, 2017
NEW COACHES:

  • Invitation to Selection Day – by June 6, 2017
  • Selection Day – Saturday, June 10, 2017
  • Notification of Program Acceptance to Coaching Position – July 7, 2017
  • Deadline for Acceptance of Coaching Position – July 14, 2017
  • Coach/Candidate Match-up Notification – August 16, 2017
  • Coach/Candidate Meet & Greet (Attendance Required) – August 31, 2107
  • Full Day Coach Institute – Saturday, July 22, 2017
Cohort 1, 2, 3, COACHES Applying for Cohort 4:

  • Second Application Window: June 6, 12:00 PM to June 26, 5:00 PM, 2017
  • Notification of Program Acceptance to Coaching Position – July 7, 2017
  • Deadline for Acceptance of Coaching Position – July 14, 2017
  • Coach/Candidate Match-up Notification – August 16, 2017
  • Coach/Candidate Meet & Greet (Attendance Required) – August 31, 2107
  • Full Day Coach Institute – Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • inform LANALP of readiness for Final Portfolio Check – by June 30, 2017
  • Notification of Minor Compliance Adjustments Needed – by July 14, 2017
  • Minor Adjustments Completion – by July 21, 2017
  • Notification of Portfolio Approval and eligibility for Exit Panel – July 28, 2017
  • Schedule Exit Panel Presentation and Defense – August 7, 2017
  • Final Exit Panel Schedule Emailed to Candidate and Coach – August 15, 2017
  • Exit Panel Day, August 19, 2017
  • List of Successful Candidates Submitted to LAUSD HR – August 22, 2017
Check your Timelines, Pacing Guides and Document Flows Documents.

  • Deadline for All Program Year 1 Accountabilities – June 30, 2017
  • Unit of Study #9 – September 28, 2017, 5:00 PM, Roybal LC, Library

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible as a candidate for this program?
Eligible candidates must have (1) completed a Tier I-Preliminary Administrative Credential (2) been assigned to an administrative position (3) need to complete their 
Tier II Clear Credential within the 5-year CTC requirement.



Does LANALP prioritize the selection of Candidates based on the school site the Candidate is assigned to?
There are 3 priorities for choosing a potential Candidate based on the type of school for which a Candidate is assigned (1) Autonomous school (2) High priority or High need school (3) Candidate must be associated with a school site.



Is the 2-year administrator experience still a requirement?
LANALP is a 2-year induction program, which will satisfy the 2-year requirement by the state.

I have 2 years left to complete my Tier II credential.  Can I still apply to this program?


Yes, you can still apply.

What about people not assigned at a school site?  Are they allowed to apply?
The USDOE grant is written to support on site administrator clear their credential, priority will be given to on site administrators.

Is there priority given to principals over assistant principals?


There is no priority given. All applications will be reviewed and Candidates will be selected based upon LANALP criteria.

What is the fee to participate in the LANALP program?
Tuition for the first four cohorts is provided through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

How often do we meet with our Coach?
Candidate and Coach will determine the number of meetings. Conversations can take place by phone, text, email, skype, facetime, facebook, and other technological means, but we do require that the Coach is physically present on your campus at least twice in the school year.

CTC requires that coaching is done primarily at the Candidate’s work site.  While they can meet various ways, it must be done primarily at the Candidate’s work place 40 hours  minimum per year.  Some Candidates may need additional time.
 

Is there professional development associated with this program?
Candidates participate in monthly professional development meetings titled “Units of Study.” There will be seven to eight sessions per year, which will take place, for the most part, in the evenings on weekdays. Session I will be an Introduction to LANALP. Sessions 2-9 will include collaborative conversations, blended learning, and a look at the work through problems of practice. All sessions focus on CPSEL content, LANALP Habits of Mind, and LAUSD SLF.

Do the cohorts meet in the summer time?
No.  Cohorts do not meet in June, July, or August. Individual candidates may continue to meet with coaches during these months.

Is there a Portfolio requirement for this program?
Yes, the portfolio is a “living” document that will be developed by the Candidate as they progress through the 2-year induction program. The portfolio is electronic and will be housed on MyPLN.  Each candidate has a folder to post artifacts of evidence of completion of the CPSEL standards.

Is there a text or articles that are required reading?
There is no textbook but there are recommended readings, audio, and visual clips that Candidates must read, listen, and/or watch.

What is the impact of multiple Candidates being accepted in the program from the same school site?
It may happen, but each person is evaluated on his/her own merit. We do not automatically accept a potential Candidate just because another person accepted into the program is at the same school site.

What are the important dates for Candidates?
See the Cohort 4 Candidates Application section on the first part of this page.



Above and beyond the 40 hours to meet with their Coach, how many additional in seat hours are there for the Candidates?
The Candidates are required to complete 15 Units of Study Sessions for the program, which are 3 hours for each session. CTC’s requirement for Candidate’s in seat attendance is A minimum of 20 hours per year.

Are we guaranteed a slot the following year if we do not get in this year or we get in but have to drop?


There is no guarantee the following year. The Candidate must apply again.

How does West Ed evaluation relate to the program and its participants?
WestEd does not evaluate the Coaches or the Candidates. Instead, WestEd evaluates the LANALP program.

Have you thought about setting a ratio for the 3 tiers of candidate priorities? X amount for Autonomous Schools, X amount for High Needs, and X amount for others?
No ratio has been set. We are selecting each Candidate on a case by case basis.
 
​What is the typical composition for a cohort?
Cohort 3 has 7 administrators assigned to local districts or Central Office.  The remainder are Assistant Principals and Principals at high need schools.

Is there training required to be a LANALP Coach?


There is a 3- day LANALP Coach Training which will blend the Cognitive Coaching, Coaching for Equity, and Adaptive Schools models. All new Coaches MUST attend. We are unable to consider any Coach Applicants who are unable to attend these dates.

 There is also a one day Summer Institute focused on the knowledge and skills to develop transformational leaders focused on social justice, equity and access.

Can a non school-based administrator serve as a coach?


Yes, a non-school based administrator can serve as a Coach.

Can a Coach have more than one Candidate?
In seat administrators can have one, retired administrators can have more than one.

Is a letter of recommendation needed to become a LANALP Coach?


No letters of recommendation are needed to become a LANALP Coach. In seat administrators accepted to LANALP will need to submit the form entitled, “Supervisor’s Approval of Coaching in LANALP.”

How many meetings will the Coaches be expected to attend?


The Coaches will meet 5-6 times in the school year as a collective group for an evening meeting and a one day Summer Institute.  Dates will be forthcoming.

Where will the Coach meetings be held?
We have been meeting at Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School, Miguel Contreras LC, Roybal LC and Lanterman High School but welcome invitations to other school sites that are centrally located to the general cohort of Coaches.

Do Coaches attend the Candidate PDs?
Candidates must have 20-30 hours of PD per year which we call the Units of Study. Coaches are allowed to attend but It is not mandatory for the Coaches.  Only the 4- 6 coach meetings per year are mandatory.

Are Assistant Principals eligible to serve as Coaches if they meet the experience criteria?


Principals, assistant principals, directors, and local district administrators are encouraged to apply as a Coach. As much as possible, we will match Candidates with a Coach who has (or previously held) a job-alike position.

Will the program take into consideration geographical areas when determining a Coach-Candidate pairing?
Yes. Absolutely. We will try as much as possible to match according to job-alike experiences as well as geographical locations of the Coach and Candidate.

Is there a minimum number of hours a Coach has to meet with their Candidate each year? 
The minimum number of hours is 40 per year but there is no maximum. Coaching hours must be completed on the Candidate’s campus or through ongoing communications by phone, text, skype, or other forms of social media.

The 40 hours of coaching, are they school year or calendar year hours?
It is 40 hours during the school year.

When we are coaching, are we helping them clear their Tier II, or improve their school site, or something else?
It is no longer entitled Tier II.  It is the Clear Administrative Services Credential. Coaches are taking the Candidates through a 2-year induction program. It is a field-based program, therefore, it will not only certify them for a Clear Administrative Services Credential, but it will also enhance their skills as transformational leaders and positively impact the success of their students.



Does the number of years that one has been retired impact one’s ability to be in the program?
If a person has been retired for three or more years, he/she needs to have done some work coaching or working with schools since retirement.

Can principals coach assistant principals (we want to prepare our Candidate not only for an AP position, but also prepare them for the next step as principal)?
The relationship between the Coach and Candidate is essential in this program. We encourage you to work with them to do well on their current job as well as their promotion to principal in their future.

If we are coaching an AP, is there some sort of articulation between the program and school site principal and local district director?


There will be an official correspondence with the schools of each participating Candidate with the school site principal and the local school district director.

 

Can district personnel be coaches?
Yes, district personnel can be Coaches.

What are the important dates for Coaches?
Click on the bar pertinent to your coach application type (New, or LANALP Cohort 1,2,3 Coach) in the top section of this webpage for important dates.

How does West Ed evaluation relate to the program and its participants?
WestEd does not evaluate the Coaches or the Candidates. Instead, WestEd evaluates the LANALP program.

Have you thought about setting a ratio for the 3 tiers of candidate priorities? X amount for Autonomous Schools, X amount for High Needs, and X amount for others?
No ratio has been set. We are selecting each Candidate on a case by case basis.
 
What is the typical composition for a cohort?
Cohort 3 has 7 administrators assigned to local districts or Central Office.  The remainder are Assistant Principals and Principals at high need schools.