Executive Leadership Academy

The Executive Leadership Academy, established in 2011, is an intensive twelve-month program led by a faculty of renowned scholars and leading practitioners from across the country. Each session provides good-to-great participants an opportunity to engage with Nevada’s most successful political, business, and community leaders. This place-based program provides opportunities for exceptional leaders to strengthen their skills in strategic problem-solving, advocacy, policy, data, and utilization of technology. The Academy enables leaders to collaboratively analyze and solve problems both within and across school districts in order to achieve better outcomes for students. Upon completion of the Academy, participants are able to earn a Certificate in Educational Leadership and Management from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

The Executive Leadership Academy is designed to optimize human capital and has a proven track record of retaining public education professionals in Nevada and providing a path for career advancement. Graduates have reported a deeper skillset for creative problem-solving, strategic thinking, community building, and the practice of ethical and courageous leadership. The skills gained from the Executive Leadership Academy have led to innovative solutions that improve outcomes for all students. For select capstone projects, an alumni task force collaborates with school districts, the Nevada Department of Education, and state policymakers to develop and implement education policy solutions. Additional capstone projects that impact the broader community may receive funding to initiate a pilot program.

The Leadership Institute of Nevada is officially accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Executive Leadership and Teacher Leaders Academies and you are invited to apply. Our institute has inspired educational leaders (teachers and administrators) to renew their commitment to the profession and bring about positive changes for the students and families of Nevada. Please apply and encourage your fellow educators to apply.

The Leadership Team looks forward to hearing from you. The links below provide the needed information. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Click here to view 2022-23 Executive Leadership Academy – FAQs 

Click here to apply for the program: 2022-2023 Executive Leadership Academy Application

Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2022.

Contact Jermey Hauser or Ramona Esparza or call 702-799-1042 with any questions.

Executive Leadership Academy Faculty

Dr. Liz City

Founding Fellow

Director of Education Leadership Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education

AJ Crabill

Texas Education Agency’s Deputy Comissioner for governance

Dr. Frederick M. Hess

Senior Founding Fellow

Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Dr. Marguerite Roza

Founding Fellow

Director of Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University

Michael Horn

Principal Consultant at Entangled Solutions and Co-Founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Dr. Karen Mapp

Faculty Director of Education Policy and Management Master’s Program at Harvard University

Ryan J. Smith

Chief External Officer, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, LAUSD

Matthew Candler

Founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools

Zhan Okuda-Lim

Visiting Fellow, Leadership Institute of Nevada

Executive Leadership Faculty Interviews

Richard Gardner

Assistant Professor of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology

May 14, 2022

Dr. Marguerite Roza

Founding Fellow, Leadership Institute of Nevada
Director of Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University

April 23, 2022

Dr. Liz City

Founding Fellow, Leadership Institute of Nevada
Director of Education Leadership Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education

March 18, 2022

Dr. Karen Mapp

Senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Former Faculty Director of Education Policy and Management Master’s Program at Harvard University.

February 9, 2022

Kerri Cissna

Visiting Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Creativity in the Department of Entrepreneurship at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business

December 11, 2021

Rick Hess

Senior Founding Fellow, Leadership Institute of Nevada
Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

November 19, 2021

A.J. Crabill

Texas Education Agency’s Deputy Commissioner for governance

October 16, 2021

 

Ryan J. Smith

Chief External Officer, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, LAUSD

September 24, 2021