CEO featured on Pedagogy of the Obsessed podcast

Our President and CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez was featured on a recent episode of the Pedagogy of the Oppressed podcast.

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Leadership Academy coaching featured in Educational Leadership magazine

Our coaching work was recently featured in an article published in ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine.

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Ed Week features Leadership Academy partnership with Massachusetts

The Leadership Academy was recently featured in an Education Week article announcing our newly-formed partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Chief Access & Equity Officer publishes equity-focused book reviews

Our Chief Access & Equity Officer Mary Rice-Boothe recently published two book reviews for the Main Idea Book Bits, a newsletter for school leaders.

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Leadership coaches speak on parent-principal relations in Ed Week

Leadership Academy National Leadership Facilitator, Corinne Vinal and Coach/Facilitator Sonia Bu were quoted in a recent Education Week article about training principals and giving them the skills necessary to effectively manage conflict between parents and teachers.

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NYCLA to develop equity fellowship for aspiring superintendents of color

The state of Massachusetts has selected the NYC Leadership Academy to support and develop a racially and ethnically diverse cohort of aspiring district leaders to create more culturally responsive districts and promote better ...

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How a university redesigned its principal prep program

We hear it time and again from senior school system leaders: Finding excellent principals is a struggle. They lack a pipeline of strong leaders who ...

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Fifth cohort of Foundations of Principal Supervision launches

District leaders from around the country to attend fifth cohort of Foundations of Principal Supervision. 

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CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez named Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez today was named a Fall 2019 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. A partnership between the Pahara and Aspen ...

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Equity catalog

In all of our work, we are intentional about how we support leaders in identifying and addressing inequities in schools, from how to teachers are developed and distributed throughout ...

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Key moves districts can take to give new principals a strong start

In their first couple of years on the job, new principals often describe feeling “lost,” “overwhelmed,” and “shell-shocked.” Much of that is because they are not prepared for the extremely demanding position.

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District Administration mag publishes NYCLA op-ed on coaching

NYC Leadership Academy Senior Director of Strategic Communications and Policy Jill Grossman and Director of Research, Evaluation, and Impact Nikki Nagler are featured in the latest issue of District Administration.

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CEO writes in Kappan about importance of interracial facilitation teams in equity training

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez and Gislaine Ngounou, vice president of strategy and programs at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation are featured in the latest issue of Phi Delta Kappan.

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CEO to deliver keynote on equity at Penn GSE

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez will deliver the keynote address for the 75th anniversary celebration of the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate ...

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NYCLA joins call for Congress to support school leaders

The NYC Leadership Academy today joined 75 other education organizations in calling on members of Congress to fully fund the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program ...

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The inside story of how a school district created an aspiring principal program and is seeing results

In 2016, Lexington County School District One in South Carolina was on the verge of a school leader shortage. It was expected that the district ...

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CEO calls on school systems to invest in principal pipelines

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez issued the following statement today in response to a new study by RAND on principal pipelines: ...

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NYC Leadership Academy partners with three large NYS urban school districts to develop innovative aspiring principal programs

The NYC Leadership Academy has been selected to work with New York State’s three largest school districts outside of New York City to develop and launch innovative professional learning programs for aspiring school leaders.

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Partner district Des Moines wins national prize for equity work

Des Moines Public Schools won the National School Board Association's Magna Award for programming that breaks down barriers for traditionally underserved students. For the last ...

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National Facilitator keynotes middle school conference in CA

National Leadership Facilitator Derick Spaulding recently delivered the keynote address for the Santa Clara County Middle School Youth Conference. Derick told the room full of middle ...

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NYC Leadership Academy releases Accomplishments Report 2018

The NYC Leadership Academy today released its 2018 Accomplishments Report, highlighting our work over the last year with nearly 1,000 leaders across 63 school systems ...

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CEO Nancy Gutiérrez shares her education story

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Nancy B. Gutiérrez joins leaders from around the world in sharing her education story as part of the Yidan ...

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Give every child a great education: Support ed leaders

This holiday season, we at the NYC Leadership Academy are grateful for the dedicated school and school system leaders across the country who take risks ...

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Hector Montenegro and Kendra Ferguson join NYCLA board

The NYC Leadership Academy announced today that school system leaders Dr. Hector Montenegro and Dr. Kendra Ferguson have joined its Board of Directors.  Montenegro has ...

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Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The newly launched Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute (WULI), a partnership between the Leadership Academy the five largest school districts in Wisconsin, was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Leadership Academy research: Ongoing coaching keeps principals in schools

The NYC Leadership Academy today published research on the impact of ongoing coaching on principals’ leadership practices and, ultimately, on their schools (fill out form ...

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Colorblind policies breed inequities, CEO writes in Hechinger Report

"The progress that some courageous district leaders have made to address racial inequities in their schools and systems is at great risk with colorblind policies," ...

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NYC Leadership Academy partners with five largest Wisconsin districts to develop Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute

In a groundbreaking partnership, the five largest school districts in Wisconsin, with support from the NYC Leadership Academy, have developed the Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute (WULI).

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Michele Shannon writes in Ed Week about leading for integration

Leadership Academy Vice President of District Leadership Michele Shannon was recently featured in Education Week describing ways school leaders can address school segregation.

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Leadership Academy alum school earns national recognition

Congratulations to our alum Dr. Reginald Landau and MS 216 George J. Ryan School in Queens on its recognition as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School.

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NYC Leadership Academy welcomes new CEO Dr. Nancy B. Gutiérrez

Dr. Nancy B. Gutiérrez today becomes President & CEO of the NYC Leadership Academy. Previously Chief Strategy Officer at the Leadership Academy, Dr. Gutiérrez succeeds ...

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Leadership Academy alum accepts new education role in NYC Mayor’s Office

Brandon Cardet-Hernandez, principal at Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters, has been named Senior Education Advisor in the NYC Mayor’s Office.

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Albany Herald features Leadership Academy’s work with University Principal Pipeline Initiative

The Leadership Academy was mentioned in a recent article related to our work with the Wallace Foundation’s University Principal Pipeline Initiative (UPPI).

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CEO in District Administration mag: Turnaround leaders need moral purpose

In an essay published by District Administration magazine, incoming CEO Nancy Gutierrez and Newburgh Enlarged City School District Superintendent Roberto Padilla write about the skills needed to turn around a school.

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Ed Week features announcement of new Leadership Academy CEO Nancy Gutiérrez

Education Week featured the appointment among other critical transitions in education leadership.

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Incoming CEO Nancy Gutiérrez delivers keynote to NJ Principal Network

NYC Leadership Academy Incoming President & CEO Nancy Gutiérrez, Ed.L.D., today delivered the keynote address at the inaugural meeting of the New Jersey Department of Education’s new statewide Principal Learning Network.

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NYC Leadership Academy selects new CEO Nancy Gutiérrez

The NYC Leadership Academy today announced the selection of Dr. Nancy Gutiérrez as its next president and CEO. Dr. Gutiérrez, who currently is Chief Strategy Officer at the Leadership Academy, succeeds Irma Zardoya who has held the position since 2011.

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Zardoya leads National Principals Conference session on inquiry-based change projects

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Irma Zardoya will lead a session on the impact of inquiry-based change projects at the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)’s National Principals Conference on July 12 in Chicago, IL.

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Statement on U.S. DOE race guidelines’ impact on school integration efforts

The Trump administration’s move to rescind previous guidelines on how school districts can account for race when drawing school district lines or assigning students to schools means young people of color will continue to face harmful inequities in their education and will set back critical recent efforts by districts to desegregate their schools.

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