PSi at Hale 2024-2025 Application

Hale PSi Creative Leadership
Thanks for your interest in PSi!

To apply to the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership at Hale (PSi), please fill out the application form below and submit when you are done. You may save your incomplete application and come back to it later. If you like, you can download a Word version to prepare your responses, however final submission must be made using this online form. 

The deadline is April 15, 2024

You will be asked to upload your resume/curriculum vitae and your personal statement as part of the application.  You must also provide contact information for two professional references, one of whom should be your supervisor. We will reach out to them both for a phone conversation. They are not required to submit letters.

The full cost of participation is $12,500 per person. In the past, through various forms of financial aid, many individual participants have paid anywhere from $1000-$5000. Please do not let cost be a barrier to applying. Contact Lisa Sankowski if you would like to discuss cost.

If you are accepted to PSi, you can also apply to receive graduate credit from Cambridge College. Please let Lisa Sankowski at know if you need more information about that opportunity.

Thanks!  Contact Lisa Sankowski at if you have any questions.

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If you are pursuing Principal Licensure (PALS)

Interest in applying for a Cambridge, Chelsea, Framingham, Revere, Somerville, or Westwood

Cambridge, Chelsea, Framingham, Revere, Somerville and Westwood Public Schools are partnering with PSi to offer this program to aspiring leaders in their districts. Individuals who are interested in this Fellowship must also complete a rigorous application process and interview with the district and have demonstrated interest in school leadership. The Fellowship covers almost all of the cost of tuition for PSi, and Fellows also receive additional coaching and support.

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Professional Reference Information

Reference #1 - MUST BE YOUR CURRENT SUPERVISOR - contact if this is an issue

Personal Statement

Please prepare a personal statement responding with short answers to these questions:

1. Why do you want to be a leader, and why now? 

2. Name up to three (3) issues that you want to address in your workplace to improve outcomes for youth and families. Why do you pick these three? How do these areas reflect your passions and/or skills and expertise (if at all). 

3. PSi is interested in leaders who want to revolutionize education and create more equitable, collaborative, and creative communities. PSi focuses on developing community-based partnerships to improve outcomes for students and families. Do you have any experience developing, leading, or participating in a community-based partnership? If so, list your community partners and please describe. If not, do you have any ideas of partnerships you would like to implement? 

4. How have race, culture, and ethnicity impacted both your personal AND professional lives? Please describe in detail. 

5. PSi encourages participants to consider leadership from the perspectives of educator, community-based leader, and artist. Which lens would you like to develop further and why? 

6. Tell us about one professional accomplishment you are most proud of and why. 

7. What are the unique qualities or experiences that you believe you will bring to the PSi cohort? 

8. As a program that believes that transformative change is necessary for schools to meet the needs of all students, we plan to engage in uncomfortable conversations. Tell us about your experience in engaging in difficult, uncomfortable conversations. Are you ready and willing to sit with discomfort and engage in these difficult conversations over the course of the year, and how do you know you are ready and willing? 

9. How confident do you feel in your ability to manage your time and your personal and professional obligations if you add PSi to your work next year?

10. Feel free to share with us any other information or questions you have. 

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