Kansas City PLUS

If you are thinking about developing future principals or want to improve instruction with instructional coaches and assistant principals, please learn more about Kansas City PLUS by contacting India Wells-Carter. Kansas City PLUS is a two-year principal certification program that equips high-performing educators to become transformational school leaders.  PLUS leaders will benefit from high-quality professional development, personalized coaching, and a supportive network of diverse leaders. Available at schools who serve a student population that is 40% free and reduced lunch or higher in the following districts: Kansas City Public Schools; charters in Kansas City; Hickman Mills; Center; Raytown; North Kansas City; Independence; Grandview; Bonner Springs; Shawnee Mission; Turner; Kansas City, Kansas; and the archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. Additional districts may be considered for possible partnerships. Please email India Wells-Carter to learn more.

Application deadline is December 22, 2017.

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Kansas City PLUS Info Session (Webinar)

Date: Wednesday, January 17
Time: 5PM – 6:30PM
Location: Webinar/Zoom
Registration: Eventbrite link forthcoming 

Kansas City PLUS is a two-year principal certification program and will be accepting applications for our next cohort of aspiring school leaders beginning November 13th. Join us to hear from current residents, PLUS alumni and the KC PLUS staff. RSVP today and refer a friend!

Have questions? Contact India Wells-Carter, Program Manager at or call (816) 853-2522.

Professional Development with BetterLesson

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is partnering with BetterLesson’s PersonalizedPD to provide 30 Kansas City teachers the opportunity to grow their teaching practice through powerful 1:1 virtual coaching with experienced instructional coaches. We are looking for teachers with a demonstrated growth mindset and an eagerness to try out new strategies to improve their teaching practice.

Application deadline is December 22, 2017.

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KC Leadership Cohort

KC Leadership Cohort is a community of principals and principal managers who are selected to attend Relay Graduate School of Education's National Principal Academy. It is a year long, job-embedded instructional leadership program that focuses on observation and feedback, school culture and data-driven instruction. Participants will learn best practices, work alongside leaders from across the country and apply new skills in their schools. The program offers professional development for two weeks in the summer, four 3-day weekend trainings, and four dinner and development experiences. Available to principals and principal managers at schools who serve a student population that is 40% Free and Reduced Lunch or higher in the following districts: Kansas City Public Schools, charters in Kansas City, Hickman Mills, Center, Raytown, North Kansas City, Independence, Grandview, Bonner Springs, Shawnee Mission, Turner, Kansas City, Kansas, and the archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.

Application deadline is January 30, 2018.

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Fund for Teachers

Fund for Teachers provides you the opportunity to design your own unique learning experience anywhere in the world. Since 2001, Fund for Teachers has invested $27.5 million in nearly 7,500 teachers, providing transformational experiences for educators across the country.

Application deadline is January 31, 2018.

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