Kansas City PLUS (Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools) is a two-year principal certification program for talented educators who want to become transformational school leaders. By studying concrete skills and practicing them in a real school setting, residents learn to create supportive learning environments where all students can thrive.

After an intensive summer training, Kansas City PLUS residents spend a year in a local district or charter school developing a team of teachers, under the guidance of an expert leadership coach. Residents who demonstrate an ability to improve instruction and increase student learning earn their principal certification and a master’s degree from Park University.

A partnership between the Kauffman Foundation and TNTP, Kansas City PLUS is building a network of locally developed school leaders who are dedicated to the success of every student in Kansas City.