© 2020 by School Leader Lab

This website was originally created by Sheyla Gyles and Zoe Valladares, two students attending Washington Leadership Academy

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APPLICATION PROCESS

The application period has closed for the class of 2020. 

If you are interested in learning more, please email us at GU_EML@schoolleaderlab.org.

The selection committee is led by Georgetown University faculty, in partnership with DCPS and School Leader Lab

 
COST

Accepted applicants or their schools will be responsible for $20,000 in tuition costs* which includes meals and snacks on program days, books and materials, food and lodging for retreats. 

The Walton Family Foundation, the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation and Georgetown University are supporting this opportunity for public school leaders to earn the EML degree for substantially less than the typical cost of $77,000. Tuition payments are due on a delayed schedule, in August 2020.

* DCPS is providing $10,000 in tuition assistance for DCPS participants, and some charter LEAs may also be providing assistance. 

 
IN THE NEWS

Georgetown Business Magazine

Washington Post

NPR

 

QUESTIONS?  

FAQs

Contact Stephanie Shultz (DCPS leaders)

or Amanda Borden (public charter school leaders)

 

ABOUT the EXECUTIVE MASTERS in LEADERSHIP for PUBLIC SCHOOL LEADERS

In partnership with DCPS and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, we support DC charter school leaders as part of the Executive Masters in Leadership for Public School Leaders [EML PSL] cross-sector collaboration.

 

EML PSL is a cohort-based development program for experienced public school leaders in charter and district, principal and system-level roles. The twelve-month program is held on alternating weekends throughout the year. 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Leveraging theory and experiential learning, the program offers insights to leadership and encourages participants to relate subject matter to everyday professional experiences.

By commencement, students will be able to:

  • meet the leadership challenges they are currently facing—and will face in the future

  • discover their passion and purpose as leaders to achieve mission success

  • deal effectively with uncertainty

  • become more skilled motivational speakers

  • master “difficult conversations”

  • understand and successfully manage stakeholder relationships

  • apply the principle of “influence without authority”

  • build trust and credibility as a leader

PROGRAM DETAILS
  • 12-month cohort, January-December 2020

  • For each of the fourteen courses, the student will have a major written assignment to analyze a current or past leadership challenge they faced

  • as leader. Courses are held approximately every other weekend (Friday and Saturday), adjusted for testing periods and holidays

    Opening Retreat - Leading the Mission-Driven Organization: Passion, Purpose, and Practical Skills Mid-Program Retreat - Resilience, Renewal, and Revival: Putting the LIFE Back Into Your Leadership Closing Retreat - Let Your Life Speak: Courage and Moral Leadership

  • Four executive coaching sessions

  • Final project