OUR IMPACT

“The focus on race and equity in leadership is invaluable for school leaders. This definitely sets School Leadership Cohort apart from other leadership programs that emphasize technical skills and approaches.”  — 2019 alumni member

"DC School Leader Cohort changed my life and my practice. The cohort reshaped my intentions around this work. All of the levers were new to me and greatly shifted my impact as a school leader." — 2017 alumni member
 

“School Leader Lab is a great partner to bring in for sustainability and the growth of our model. They helped us think through the leadership needs for expanding our enrollment and our campuses. We utilized School Leader Lab to increase staff retention and, ultimately, student retention.”
— Chelsea Kirk, Executive Director, Goodwill Excel Center, Washington, DC

 

"Participating in this program has been the most impactful professional development experience of my life." — 2018 alumni member

“The cohort experience has been super valuable to me and has helped me connect with other leaders across the city that I otherwise wouldn't get the chance to meet. The group has opened my mind and my eyes to new ideas and ways of thinking that I had not considered before. “ 
— 2019 alumni member


 

“I appreciate School Leader Lab because it has given me a solid community of school leaders of color in DC.”  

– SLC 2017 member, charter school principal

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Chelsea Kirk is the executive director at Goodwill Excel Center, an alternative adult high school in Washington, DC. She has participated in our High School Practice Exchange and engaged our team in a customized project.

“We are an alternative adult high school in DC that is growing. We have two locations opening in 2022 and will serve even more students. I partnered with School Leader Lab first to connect with other high schools. I found that the space School Leader Lab created took away our “alternative” label and I could connect with high school leaders in a different way. I was able to collaborate and be introspective on the similar issues we all faced. Too often, we get steeped in our own context and don’t look at the bigger picture.” 

“Strong leadership is created through unpacking your own journey and why you come to the work. People stay at schools where there is strong leadership, transparent communication, and living out our values.” 

“School Leader Lab is a great partner to bring in for sustainability and the growth of our model. They helped us think through the leadership needs for expanding our enrollment and our campuses. We utilized School Leader Lab to increase staff retention and, ultimately, student retention.”

AMONG OUR PARTNERS

DC

Achievement Prep

Bishop McNamara High School

Capital City Public Charter Schools

Center City Public Charter Schools

Creative Minds International 

DC Bilingual

DC Prep

DC Public Schools

DC Scholars Public Charter School

Digital Pioneers Academy

District of Columbia International School

E.L. Haynes

Elsie Whitlow Stokes

Friendship Public Charter School

Goodwill Excel Center

Ingenuity Prep

Mundo Verde Bilingual 

Paul Public Charter School

Rocketship Public Schools

Social Justice School

The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School

The Sojourner Truth School

Thurgood Marshall Academy

Two Rivers Public Charter School

Urban Teachers

Washington Latin

Washington Leadership Academy

Kansas City

Académie Lafayette
Burke Academy
Central Middle School
Crossroads Academy - Quality Hill
Crossroads Preparatory Academy
Ervin Elementary
Genesis School
Guadalupe Centers High School
Heartland Elementary
Hogan Prep Academy
Indian Valley Elementary 
Kansas City Public Schools
Kansas City Teacher Residency
Lakewood Elementary
Leawood Elementary 
Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy
Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Lindbergh Elementary School
Meadow Lane Elementary
Operation Breakthrough
Smith-Hale Middle School
Sunrise Point Elementary 
Trailwoods Elementary School
Troost Elementary School
University Academy
Wendell Phillips Elementary  School
Wolf Springs Elementary

OUR SUPPORTERS

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