Jun 29, 2015

Leverage Leadership Cohort Announced

Twenty-five district and charter school leaders will participate in prestigious fellowship program.
Leverage Leadership Cohort Announced

New York (June 29, 2015) – Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay) today announced the 2015 cohort for its Leverage Leadership Institute Fellowship, developed in partnership with Uncommon Schools. In total, 25 district and charter school leaders from across the country were admitted into the program from 12 states and the District of Columbia. Now in its second year, the Leverage Leadership Institute Fellowship, based on Paul Bambrick-Santoyo’s acclaimed book Leverage Leadership, is a unique one-year program designed to help great leaders become extraordinary.

“There are so few structured opportunities for great principals and principal managers to become even better,” said Norman Atkins, Relay Co-Founder & President. “Relay is proud to support some of the nation’s most talented school leaders through our Leverage Leadership Institute Fellowship. Each individual in this new cohort is already realizing strong results in their schools, and we’re privileged to work with them and learn from them in the year ahead.”

The Leverage Leadership Institute Fellowship is a highly selective program that consists of practice and apprenticeship opportunities with Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, Relay faculty member and Uncommon Schools’ Chief Schools Officer 9-12. Key components of the program include a one-week summer intensive and four weekend intersessions throughout the year in Denver and New York City. Leaders selected for the fellowship are in the top 10% of schools in their local district or state and have led student outcomes and opportunities to double-digit gains. Upon successfully completing the program, participants have the opportunity to become a certified Leverage Leadership instructor to train other principals so that more schools and students may benefit from highly effective leadership.

The 2015 Leverage Leadership Institute Fellows are:

  • Carolyne Albert-Garvey, Principal, Maury Elementary School, D.C. Public Schools (DC)
  • Lamont Browne, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, East Side Charter School and Family Foundations Academy Charter School (DE)
  • Martha Bujanda, Principal, Tom C. Gooch Elementary School, Dallas ISD (TX)
  • Natalie Catin-St. Louis, Principal, Grover Cleveland Elementary School, Mastery Charter Schools (PA)
  • Jesse Corburn, Principal, Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School (NY)
  • Celestina De La Garza Hidalgo, Principal, Uncommon Schools Leadership Prep Brownsville (NY)
  • Greg Dutton, Principal, Queens Metropolitan High School, NYCDOE (NY)
  • Shara Hegde, Executive Director, Cornerstone Academy Preparatory School (CA)
  • Teresa Khirallah, Program Officer, Executive Ed Teams Program, Teaching Trust (TX)
  • Hannah Loftus, Chief Executive Officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman School (MO)
  • Ben Marcovitz, Chief Executive Officer, Collegiate Academies (LA)
  • Cynthia Marlowe, Principal, Kit Carson International Academy (NV)
  • Doug McCurry, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent, Achievement First (NY)
  • Erin McMahon, Instructional Superintendent, Denver Public Schools (CO)
  • Adam Meinig, Chief of School Leadership, Collegiate Academies (LA)
  • Monica Dilts Nurrenbern, Instructional Superintendent, Innovation Network, Denver Public Schools (CO)
  • Josh Regnier, Principal, East Central Junior High, Tulsa Public Schools (OK)
  • Stacey Shells, Chief Executive Officer, ReGeneration Schools (IL)
  • Billy Snow, District Transformation and Innovation Officer, Caddo Parish (LA)
  • Kathleen Sullivan, Associate Managing Director, Uncommon New York City Middle Schools and High Schools (NY)
  • Chi Tschang, Regional Superintendent, Achievement First (NY)
  • Rebecca Utton, Managing Director, Strive Prep Charter Schools (CO)
  • Nicole Veltze, Principal, North High School, Denver Public Schools (CO)
  • Tom Weishaupt, Principal, Mastery Charter Schools Douglass Elementary Campus (PA)
  • Alison Welcher, Principal, Ranson IB Middle School (NC)

To learn more about the Leverage Leadership Institute Fellowship, visit the LLIF Program Page.

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