In partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, the Kansas City School Leader Collective is a unique cohort-based development opportunity meeting regularly throughout the school year.  


The program includes: 

  • content in the areas of equity, adult leadership and instructional leadership

  • practice-based synchronous training days (‘Learning Labs’), with a strong orientation towards implementation

  • individual feedback through a 360 process

  • peer collaboration through consultancies and school visits


KC SLC is open to school leaders in the Kansas City region who are currently:

  • ​located in the six-county area of metropolitan Kansas City (Jackson, Platte, Clay, Cass of Missouri and Wyandotte, Johnson of Kansas)

  • in the role of principal, assistant / vice principal, dean, instructional coach or equivalent role

  • working in schools with at least one of the following characteristics: 

    • serving a student population that is higher than 40% free and reduced lunch

    • with performance gap between student populations (explain student population and the performance gap information)

    • within a school district that has experienced growth in ELL population over the past three years

Participants commit to:

  • bringing a growth mindset to your development as a school leader, and that of your peers

  • attending all Learning Lab days

  • completing the SLC Leadership Development Project

  • contributing to the direct cost of the program materials with a $1,000 tuition payment* 

*The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation generously supports the program and has provided funding to cover the majority of the program costs.   School Leader Lab wants to ensure that tuition is not a barrier to participation for any leader.  Please reach out with questions.



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

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