LEADING EDUCATORS INC

Potential, Ignited.

New Orleans, LA   |  www.leadingeducators.org

Mission

Our Mission We partner with school systems to build and sustain the conditions, teaching, and leadership to ensure that students furthest from opportunity succeed in school and in life. Our Vision Every day, every student experiences excellent and equitable teaching.

Ruling year info

2011

Chief Executive Officer

Chong-Hao Fu

Main address

201 Saint Charles Ave Ste 114 #257

New Orleans, LA 70170 USA

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EIN

45-1447048

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Leading Educators exists to address the challenge that too few Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students are leaving school with what they need for college and career readiness. Too many enter classrooms with teachers who do not have the support to provide the excellent equitable teaching they need and deserve. Strong schools inspire students to think deeply about their learning, find confidence in themselves, and grasp the knowledge to build the world they imagine. The importance of great teachers is unmatched. For teachers to transform outcomes for students, they need world-class support.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Professional Learning Partnerships

Leading Educators offers customized partnerships that build on school systems' strengths to ensure teachers have the focus, conditions, and leadership support to teach all students to great heights.
We excel at designing durable professional learning that promotes collaborative practice within subject areas and that responds to what teachers are teaching next.

Rigorous standards and antiracist practices are the backbones of our work, so we foster teacher and leader investment at levels in a dynamic academic vision. We customize partnership models to the strengths and aspirations of our partners using some of the following activities:
- designing instructional leadership roles
- developing and coaching school-based instructional leaders
- designing professional learning structures and content
- standards-aligned curriculum and assessment adoption

Learn more: leadingeducators.org/our-work

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Teachers
Students
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

For too many students, the United States public education system is failing. Students of color trail white peers by an average of 2 grade levels, and upon entering fourth grade, children from low-income families are already two to three grades behind their higher-income peers. Data show that the top 20% of teachers generate 5 to 6 more months of student learning each year than a poor-performing teacher, but the nation’s 50 largest districts lose approximately 10,000 high-performing teachers each year.

Moreover, it is estimated that in the next decade 40% of today's principals will retire. School leaders who are retiring are not being replaced by enough qualified candidates, as traditional teacher preparation emphasizes leading students but pays little to no attention to the skills required to lead adults. With support and training, teacher-leaders can fill that void. Teacher-leaders assume a wide range of roles to support school and student success. Leading Educators focuses on the recruitment of roles such as grade level chairs and department heads, with the belief that an investment their leadership development will enhance the entire school's capacity to improve. They can help galvanize a school around ambitious goals and establish conditions that support teachers and facilitate student success, but often these leaders are not developed.

Opportunities for collaboration and embedded, continuous professional learning are increasing although still less common in the U.S. than in other nations where students achieve at high levels. Visions for the future of teaching in the United States emphasize the need for greater flexibility and options in career pathways. , Leading Educators responds to this demand.

Leading Educators is the only national program that explicitly and exclusively supports the management and leadership development of teacher-leaders. Teacher-leader development focused on student results in turn supports the capacity of schools to yield high student achievement, retain great teachers, and bolster the talent pipeline. Leading Educators is dedicated to creating a national movement built on teacher leadership that drives student results. In so doing, Leading Educators curbs the trend of our most promising teachers leaving the most challenging schools and builds a pool of potential future school leaders.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LEADING EDUCATORS INC

Board of directors
as of 01/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kara Helander

The Carlyle Group

Elisa Villanueva Beard

Teach For America

Jonas Chartock

Chartock Strategies

Jay Altman

New Schools for New Orleans

Al Bertani

Carnegie Foundation

Michelle Boyers

Give Forward Foundation

Sheila Brown

Strategic Leadership Partners in Education

Stuart Kaplan

Google

Tiffany Johnson Lewis

JP Morgan Chase Private Bank

Nina Kontos

Celonis

Claudy Jules

McKinsey & Company

Tommy Chang

Great Public Schools

Chong-Hao Fu

Leading Educators

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/12/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

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