Leverage Leadership Institute

A selective program for exceptional leaders
Paul Bambrick works with principals
Join a program for top leaders
Gain valuable leadership distinction
Learn from world-class faculty
Network with a diverse cohort
Chi Tschang
The powerful beloved community of Leverage Leadership Institute leaders nationwide has been such a godsend to me. Every session, I walked away more connected to our mission and my values.
— Chi Tschang, Leverage Leadership Institute ‘16

Program Overview

The Leverage Leadership Institute is a selective fellowship program that prepares great leaders to become extraordinary. 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. If you are a leader who has achieved noteworthy results or transitioned to managing other principals, this program will provide you with the tools to achieve even larger-scale impact for children and schools. 

In the Leverage Leadership Institute, you will join a diverse community of principals and principal managers from across the country for a yearlong fellowship with Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, Relay faculty member and Uncommon Schools' Chief Schools Officer 9-12 (also author of Driven by Data, Leverage Leadership, and Great Habits, Great Readers). After completing the fellowship, you will have the opportunity to earn the distinction of a Leverage Leadership Proof Point or Instructor to teach the levers of instructional and cultural leadership. Most importantly, you will join a community driving impact in schools of all types across the country.

2017-18 Leverage Leadership Institute Fellows
2016-17 Leverage Leadership Institute Fellows
2015-16 Leverage Leadership Institute Fellows
2014-15 Leverage Leadership Institute Fellows

Leverage Leadership school leader Workshops

Register your team to learn the fundamentals of strong instructional systems based on the work of Paul Bambrick-Santoyo in his books, Leverage Leadership and Get Better Faster. These sessions – Observation and Feedback, Weekly Data Meetings, and Leading School Culture – are ideal for anyone who coaches at least one teacher or who will be preparing to coach in the coming year.

These one-day trainings are delivered by fellows of the Leverage Leadership Institute, a select group of public school leaders with a proven track record of results.

Learn more here: Leadership Workshops in NYC, Atlanta, and Washington D.C.

of LLI graduates
saw double-digit comparative gains in the schools they manage after completing the program


TUncommon schools logohe Leverage Leadership Institute Fellowship is offered through a partnership with Uncommon Schools.