Kansas City Leadership Cohort

Great schools have talented leaders who ensure that all kids receive a quality education. The Kansas City Leadership Cohort was created in 2016 to support the next generation of leaders and increase collaboration across the city. Over the course of 2017-2018, the second cohort of educators selected for this program will build their experience, knowledge, and skills to elevate learning for children.  Selected educators will learn best practices, try new approaches, work alongside leaders from across the country, and apply new skills in their own schools.

After a rigorous selection process, 11 local school leaders from seven different charter schools and districts were selected for the Kansas City Leadership Cohort.

The second Kansas City Leadership Cohort welcomes:

  • Rejéanne Alomenu, principal at Garcia Elementary
  • Justin Alt, teacher leader at KIPP Kansas City
  • Micah Fritz, teacher at Red Bridge Elementary
  • Stacy Graff, principal at University Academy
  • Tina Hinds-Booth, principal at Genesis Promise Academy
  • Amanda McRae, teacher leader at KIPP Kansas City
  • Deon Myer, teacher leader at Ewing Marion Kauffman School
  • Keith Schoen, teacher leader at Alta Vista High School
  • Bryan Shaw, vice principal at Northeast Middle School
  • Alecia Tumpap, teacher leader at Ewing Marion Kauffman School
  • Jermaine Wilson, principal at King Elementary

The Kauffman Foundation facilitates the Kansas City Leadership Cohort in coordination with Relay Graduate School of Education to help leaders elevate their skills so that students reach their maximum potential.

Selected school leaders participate in a yearlong instructional leadership program through the National Principal Academy Fellowship and receives ongoing professional development in Kansas City.