The operative word in our work is leadership.
Successful schools – those that change students’ lives, doing all that is necessary for students to become smarter and stronger and more successful ‐ run on leadership.
Growing schools – those that are expanding their grades beyond the initial few years and those that are expanding into more schools ‐ cultivate the leadership of key team members.
Across the education reform landscape, there are well‐intentioned schools and well‐executed schools. Well‐intentioned schools are plentiful: full of truly good people who want positive things for students, driven by laudable aspirations for their students’ and our world’s future. Too many well‐intentioned schools do not deliver results for students, and do not dramatically transform the trajectory of their lives. To be well‐intentioned is necessary but insufficient for success. Well‐intentioned schools often lack the most critical element of organizational success – leadership.
BES Emerging Leaders work for well‐executed schools. They are part of a team that executes on the details, measures results, and manages for success. They are part of a team that is unapologetically building a school in the upper right quadrant – high poverty and high results ‐ proving that demographics do not dictate our students’ futures. Instead, what we as adults in the school building do every day, and how, determine our students’ trajectory.
BES Emerging Leaders gain deep exposure and have invaluable access to high performing charter schools across the country. BES Emerging Leaders study, experience, observe and directly connect with models of extraordinary school leadership from some of the best in the nation.
The BES Emerging Leader Program provides robust training in:
- Personal Leadership: Developing a leader’s mindset, lens and voice, including the ability to inspire, push, and equip a team and its individual members to deliver strong results for students
- Adult Leadership: Managing a strong adult culture by equipping and inspiring adults to perform effectively and to high expectations
- Cultural Leadership: Setting an achievement-oriented school culture, including arrivals, transitions, thresholds, discipline and systems, planning effective school culture professional development
- Instructional Leadership: Building effective instruction, including curriculum, rigor, routines, assessment, data-analysis and action plans, planning effective instructional professional development