Leadership Institute of Nevada

The Leadership Institute of Nevada (“The Institute”) is designed to develop strong leadership across Nevada through vibrant programs that spark a mastery of education policy alternatives. The Institute works to identify, recruit, develop, and retain great leaders from the education and private sectors; build a talent pool of educators and social entrepreneurs; and catalyze significant systemic improvement in public education.

Designed in collaboration with nationally-recognized thought leaders, the Institute’s unique development approach provides an environment where private, nonprofit, and education leaders work together to propel public education to higher levels of performance and impact. Each academy culminates with a capstone project in which participants work collaboratively to solve challenges identified by Nevada’s superintendents and district administrators.

In support of the academies, The Institute hosts community roundtables and facilitates an alumni network that allows participants to further their learning and practice by applying big ideas to local challenges facing Nevada’s public schools.

ELA Completion Ceremony

Executive Leadership Academy – Cohort 9
October 8, 2021


ExLA and TLA participants collaborate on capstone projects to identify and address problems of policy or
practice facing Nevada schools and students. Several impactful capstones have had major influence on
public education.

  • Franchise Principal Model: Principals with a track record of bolstered student success can now lead several
    schools to expand their impact on student achievement.
  • Teacher Leader School Finance Team: Informs School Organizational Teams and other key education stakeholders on how Nevada schools are funded with an accessible, easy-to-understand presentation.
  • Streamlined Tool for the Nevada Educator Performance Framework (NEPF): Educators collaborated with Clark County School District officials to advance a tool that reduces duplication and expands time for crucial teacher-administrator conversations on improving practice. Approved by the State Board of Education, this tool is now used statewide.
  • Senate Bill 475 (2019): Revises the NEPF to move towards an electronic platform that will ensure educators receive prompt, actionable feedback to improve their practice and increase student achievement.
  • Senate Bill 320 (2019): Expands access to rigorous courses for all students, especially underserved students.

Sustaining Partners

Nevada Energy Foundation

Sands Cares

The State of Nevada

Switch Communications

Clark County School District

City of Las Vegas

Washoe County School District

Georgetown University’s McCourt School

of Public Policy