WHAT WE DO

FUTURE CHIEFS

Building a Pipeline of the
Next Generation of Education Chiefs

Chiefs of state and large-district education systems play a pivotal role in guiding outcomes for students, and finding and choosing excellent Chiefs is rightly an enormous focus for states, cities, and their elected leaders. Yet few pathways exist to help identify and prepare excellent candidates, and while more than half of U.S. students are students of color, education Chiefs are far from reflecting that diversity.

To change that, we are helping to build a diverse pipeline of Future Chiefs by identifying bold and innovative state and district education leaders. These leader candidates are strategic systems-builders clearly focused on excellence and equity. Chiefs for Change provides them with collective learning opportunities that include coaching and mentorship from outstanding current Chiefs, leaving them far more prepared to step into vital leadership roles.

 

Future Chiefs Programming

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Future Chiefs in the News

 

"When I ask current state and district education Chiefs how they became leaders, I hear one common thread. All of them, somewhere along the way, had a person of influence and authority say to them, “You should be a district superintendent,” or “You should be a state Chief.” And then, just as important, “Let’s create a leadership plan for you.”   Mike Magee, Ph.D Education Week

Underrepresented: Percentage of People of Color Across the Education System

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