May 1, 2014

Transforming Schools, One Leader at a Time

The Fund’s 2014 Spring Leadership Council Meeting

It was inspirational to be surrounded by a room of people with one common vision – a city where schools are transformed, one strong leader at a time, and all of our public schools prepare students to be successful in college and life.

This vision was affirmed throughout the Leadership Council Meeting program. Attendees were inspired by the incredible work that innovative educators are doing to transform teaching and learning in Chicago’s schools and classrooms every day.

The Fund’s role is to get a great principal in every Chicago Public School (CPS). We have a firm foundation to start.  We have four of the best principal training programs and some of the best principal and teacher talent magnets in the country. We have a CPS CEO and a Mayor firmly committed to leadership as the key lever in our schools’ success.

And we have examples that more and better are both possible and predictable with the right investments. We invite you to champion Chicago’s greatest educators by viewing two of these stories below.