Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: March 27, 2014, 2:45 PM
New Leaders is a national non-profit that envisions a day when there is excellence and equity in the American education system – when our schools prepare all children, particularly students of color and those living in poverty, for success in college, careers and citizenship. To achieve this ambitious and vitally important mission, New Leaders identifies and develops leaders to transform high-need, low-income public schools. New Leaders offers a comprehensive portfolio of leadership programs focusing on teachers, principals and district executives, and advances the policies and practices that allow great leaders to succeed.
Our approach is grounded in a simple fact: a great leader is at the head of every great school. In 2000, New Leaders reinvented principal preparation by changing the definition of the principal from someone who manages building operations to someone who is ultimately responsible for improving student achievement. For more than a decade, New Leaders has been selecting, developing and supporting aspiring school leaders to transform underperforming schools and improve student outcomes in our nation's highest-need communities. To date, we have trained more than 1,000 leaders who are impacting 10,000 teachers and 300,000 kids in 8 regions across the country – making the New Leaders community equivalent in size to the fifth-largest school district in the country.
Our school leaders are dramatically improving academic outcomes for their students and demonstrating strong value to our district and charter partners, closing achievement gaps, leading among the highest gaining schools in our partner districts across the country, graduating more students from high school, and putting more kids on track to college and career success.
New Leaders currently runs programs in Baltimore, California's Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Memphis, Newark, NJ, New Orleans, New York City, Prince George's County and Washington, DC. Please visit our web site www.newleaders.org to learn more about our organization.
Our ideal candidates understand and actively support the importance of a workplace which thrives on diverse cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, heritage and race, gender and sexual orientation, abilities, and ideas–someone who embraces the fact that differences makes us stronger, and who is committed to creating and maintaining an open and equitable work environment inclusive of everyone.