Schools That Lead is a nonprofit organization staffed with experienced and energetic educators committed to advancing powerful student learning for all. We work with district and charter schools and are supported by numerous, generous funders.
We believe that teachers are the most influential drivers of student achievement within schools and districts. And they need the support of highly effective principals. Based on these beliefs, our work is guided by the following vision, mission, and theory of action:
- Vision: All schools empower true teacher leadership, enabling the profession to grow its capacity to lead from within and improve performance for every student.
- Mission: To develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions of teachers and administrators to advance powerful student learning.
- Theory of action: Professional learning, coaching and networking will lead to changed school culture and behaviors that will drive student achievement.
Towards these goals, Schools That Lead has enabled unparalleled sharing of best practices and replication, as well as opportunities for our schools to learn from national and international exemplars.