© 2019 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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In partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, the Kansas City School Leader Collective is a unique cohort-based development opportunity meeting regularly throughout the 2019-2020 school year.  


The program includes: 

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

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

  • individual feedback through a 360 process

  • peer collaboration through consultancies and school visits

  • Sign up to learn more

  • September 17th or 25th:  Join an information session webinar to learn more about SLC and hear from program alumni. RSVP here

  • September 30th: Submit your application.  Note that applications are reviewed as they are received

  • Early October:  Interviews and applicant notification

  • October 10th: Commitments due


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 assistant principal, 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 sessions

  • completing the SLC Leadership Development Project

  • providing program feedback in this pilot year

The Kauffman Foundation has generously supported the program and provided funding to cover all tuition.