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.

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. 

Announcing the third Kansas City Leadership Cohort

After a rigorous selection process, 10 local school leaders from eight different charter schools and districts were selected for the Kansas City Leadership Cohort. Over the course of 2018-2019, the third cohort of educators selected for this program will build their experience, knowledge, and skills to elevate learning for children.

The third Kansas City Leadership Cohort welcomes:

  • Doug Smith, principal with Citizens of the World
  • Ellen Frierson, instructional leader with Ewing Marion Kauffman School
  • Jenny Mathson, instructional leader with KIPP KC
  • Lis Randall, instructional leader with Ewing Marion Kauffman School
  • Sabrina Tillman-Winfrey, principal with Hickman Mills
  • Shelly Sanders, principal with North Kansas City
  • Tara Hudson, principal with Turner
  • Tom Krebs, executive director with Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy
  • Travis Helm, principal with Kansas City, Kansas
  • Venita Thurman, principal with Hickman Mills


Currently, the second cohort of educators selected for this program are building their experience, knowledge and skills to elevate learning for children.  The selected educators listed below are learning best practices, trying new approaches, working alongside leaders from across the country, and applying new skills in their own schools.

11 local school leaders were selected from seven different charter schools and districts to participate in the second Kansas City Leadership Cohort.

The second Kansas City Leadership Cohort:

  • 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