Mission & Vision
“Our partnership with the Leadership Academy is helping us become a culturally-competent district equipped to meet the needs of our increasingly diverse student population.”
Mission: We build the capacity of educational leaders, at every level of the system, to confront inequities and create the conditions necessary for all students to thrive.
Vision: We envision a nation where every school and school system is led by transformational leaders who prepare all children, especially the traditionally underserved, for success.
Leadership Academy's History
The Leadership Academy started in 2003 with our groundbreaking, research-based Aspiring Principals Program, which trained more than 550 principals, most of them women and leaders of color, who have served in some of New York City’s most challenging schools.
Seeing our initial success in New York City, school systems across the country began approaching us to help them develop leadership pipelines and strengthen leader practices.
We now have worked with more than 185 school systems and educational organizations across 34 states and Washington, D.C., and we continue to expand our reach. As we engage with so many diverse communities, our own work continuously strengthens while our mission remains constant: to develop great leaders who can lead great schools by confronting inequities.