Leading Educators develops and leverages effective instructional leaders to measurably improve student achievement in high-need schools.
Leading Educators also impacts the skills and sustainability of teachers led by program participants and builds a sustainable talent pipeline for education in Kansas City.
In 2005, a new model to support teacher-leaders was founded in London, and was brought to New Orleans in 2008 to support education reform after Hurricane Katrina.
In the summer of 2011, Leading Educators emerged from a pilot phase, received independent 501c3 status, and began national expansion.
Founded in October 2011, Kansas City is the first national expansion site. Leading Educators begins operations in Washington, DC in the fall of 2013.