The Leadership Fieldwork courses support our learning as School Leadership residents at one of the 13 High Tech High (HTH) clinical sites. Apprenticed to a school site critical friend director or teacher leader, we have the opportunity to shadow and observe the various skills and dispositions needed for effective leadership, from cultivating shared vision and purpose to observing and coaching teachers for deeper learning and equity. We explore what it means to be an effective leader and analyze the intersection of theory and practice in our school setting. In particular, we examine how effective school leaders keep student learning and issues of equity at the center of their work. With the support of our school site critical friend and GSE fieldwork advisor, we observe and practice leadership activities connected to the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL) and then document reflections of our learning. The reflections must be grounded in both theory and practice and demonstrate our ability to elicit feedback and reflect on our development as leaders.