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LEADING EDUCATORS INC

Potential, Ignited.

New Orleans, LA   |  https://leadingeducators.org/donate/

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

3014 Dauphine St. STE L

New Orleans, LA 70117 USA

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EIN

45-1447048

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Professional Learning Partnerships

Today, school system leaders face staggering obstacles and competing priorities caused by historical inequity, a changing-world, and the recent shocks of a global pandemic. Teachers face an incredible urgency to accelerate and reimagine learning, but too few have sufficient support.

As a full-service learning partner and strategic advisor, Leading Educators exists to address these issues, creating sustainable and exponential instructional impact. Unlike traditional one-off approaches to professional development and curriculum reforms, our comprehensive and equity-informed approach to systemic change develops adaptable adult learning capacity at scale and equips teachers to accelerate learning at industry-leading levels. We also specialize in designing ongoing professional learning that can be led by peer teachers that helps them internalize their curricula and practice what they teach because when teachers learn, students learn.

Population(s) Served

What will the young people of today need when they graduate in 2030 and beyond? And how will our fragmented education systems prepare them for this future? As the pace of innovation accelerates, so do the impacts of racial inequity. Social innovation design must break this pattern. Thats why Leading Educators is working to bridge possibilities across students, educators, and technologists to design a more equitable future.

Leading Educators leveraged one-time funds from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to create an Innovation Fund. This initial investment is being used to pilot, test, and scale new offerings that dramatically deepen student learning aligned to the competencies that students will need to be successful in the future. Our in-house innovation lab will use codified and repeatable processes to pilot and scale new innovations that go beyond our current offerings to address unmet market needs and continually iterate.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Multiracial people
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
People of Asian descent
Ethnic and racial groups
Teachers
Students
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups
Teachers
Students
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

The Research Partnership for Professional Learning (RPPL) 2021

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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 02/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kara Helander

The Carlyle Group

Jay Altman

New Schools for New Orleans

Michelle Boyers

Give Forward Foundation

Sheila Brown

Strategic Leadership Partners in Education

Stuart Kaplan

Edward Jones Financial

Tiffany Johnson Lewis

JP Morgan Chase Private Bank

Nina Kontos

Axonius

Claudy Jules

McKinsey & Company

Tommy Chang

New Teacher Center

Chong-Hao Fu

Leading Educators

Kara Helander

Carlyle Group

Aylon Samouha

Transcend

Diana Gonzalez

McKinsey & Company

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/4/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/04/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.