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.