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Principal Quality

What does the Department of Principal Quality do?

Our department focuses on six main areas.

Aspiring Assistant Principals

Learn about the annual institute for CPS Chief-recommended teacher leaders that prepares them for their next step in leadership.

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Principal Pipeline

Learn about the Chicago Leadership Collaborative (CLC), a yearlong residency program for aspiring principals.

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Principal Eligibility

Find information on the CPS Principal Eligibility Process, the process that principal candidates must pass before they can be selected for Contract, Interim or Acting Principal positions.

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Find resources for Principal Candidates, New-to-Role Principals, and Practicing Principals.

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Independent School Principals (ISP)

Learn about the Independent Schools Principals (ISP) program. This program is for our highest performing principals.

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Chicago Principal Fellowship

Learn about the Chicago Principal Fellowship program. This program is for our highest performing principals.

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Mission: Identify, develop, support, and retain strong principal leaders who are dedicated to student success in CPS.

Vision: Every Chicago Public School has a strong leader providing opportunities for all students to achieve their fullest potential.

Department of Principal Quality


42 West Madison
Chicago, IL 60602