Our Solution

The Public Education Foundation understands that the highest-performing organizations, including our public schools, need to recruit and retain top talent. In order to bring about real and lasting change to public education, it is critical that educators have the vision, knowledge and courage to develop innovative solutions that produce results. The Foundation’s Leadership Institute of Nevada is building a network of leaders from Nevada’s public schools and businesses to drive statewide school improvement.

The Leadership Institute of Nevada

The Leadership Institute of Nevada identifies the most promising classroom, school and system leaders, develops their skills, and connects them to communities and networks in order to amplify their impact for the students and citizens of Nevada.
If we create a statewide network of leaders with the courage and capacity to solve public education’s most difficult problems, then the quality of education across Nevada will improve.
  • Identify additional funding to meet the growing demand for leadership development programming.
  • Execute the inaugural Teacher Leader Academy and engage in continuous refinement of the program.
  • Design and implement technology infrastructure to include a website and an online collaborative environment.
  • Work to continue to refine course work and program evaluation metrics as well as develop at least 2 comprehensive case studies.
  • Track the number of alumni that remain in the state, are a part of the ongoing network of leaders and are able to advance to positions of greater influence within public education across the state.
  • Support and track the alumni community to document their ability to develop solutions that bring about transformational change within our community and across the state.
  • Implement a comprehensive business plan to include capacity building and the continued impact of the Leadership Institute.
  • Help identify and train principals in Turnaround Schools and those more representing the diverse school population in the state
  •  Study succession planning models for K-12 leadership
  •  Launch Teacher Leader Academy
  •  Leverage resources – including strengthening presence on web and social      media – to increase Institute’s reach
  •  Continue to expand partnerships with UNLV, UNR and other centers of thought-leadership
  •  Increase funding in order to grow the capacity of the Leadership Institute

Our Programs