BES Weekend Warriors

Fight the good fight

Leading a successful urban charter school and preparing all students for college is the mission to which we have committed. If you could spend a weekend arming yourself with the skills you need to make a greater impact on Monday morning, you would.

Attend BES Weekend Warriors to strengthen your skills, strengthen your school, and help ensure your students surge ahead.

Be a warrior for education

Designed for both new and experienced school leaders—at BES schools and at any other schools that follow the BES approach—Weekend Warriors is an intensive two-day professional development series aimed at sharpening participants’ leadership skills.

Each series begins with a Friday visit to an exemplary BES school, where participants are exposed to the best practices in urban charter school management. On Saturday, they immerse themselves in a full day of workshops on such pertinent themes as hiring and selection, managing and leading adults, and standards and assessments.

Through activities like analyzing classroom videos and role playing, school leaders learn the most efficient ways to manage their institutions so that they can concentrate on the goal at hand: closing the achievement gap between urban students and their more affluent peers.

Participants leave BES Weekend Warriors feeling energized and ready to implement concrete practices on Monday morning.

BES Weekend Warriors 2015-2016

Operational Leadership

Boston, MA
May 18-19, 2015
Registration now closed.

Driving Excellence & Results: ELA, Math, and Operations

Save the dates:

Boston, MA
September 25-26, 2015
Registration coming soon.

Denver, CO
October 23-24, 2015
Registration coming soon.

For more information, contact Stephanie Hellested: or call 617-227-4545 x228.