In Kansas City, Leading Educators works to close the academic achievement gap faced by low-income students in Kansas City’s district public and charter schools by developing effective “teacher-leaders” and bolstering the region’s education talent pipeline. The national program was founded in Louisiana in 2011.
Through its two-year fellowship, Leading Educators trains teachers to return to their schools and lead the development of their fellow teachers into more effective education practitioners.
These high-performing leaders serve in diverse roles, such as instructional coaches, assistant principals, department/grade level chairs, and mentor teachers.
More than 90 Leading Educators teachers directly educate over 2,500 students in 25 district public and charter schools throughout the Kansas City area; the teachers they lead educate over 20,000 students.