Office of Research

Center for Educational Leadership


The Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) is dedicated to eliminating the achievement gap that continues to divide our nation's children along the lines of race, class, language, and disability. CEL believes the nexus for eliminating the gap lies in the development of leadership capacity - nurturing the will to act on behalf of the most underserved students while increasing leadership knowledge and skill to dramatically improve the quality of instruction.

Core Services Offered

CEL has partnered with dozens of school districts across the United States with a focus on building the instructional leadership expertise of school and district leaders, as well as the instructional expertise of teachers and coaches.

Funding Information:

CEL is a fee-for-service center generating the majority of revenue from contracts with schools and school districts across the country.

Reporting Structure:

Dean, College of Education

Center Details

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Director: Fink, Stephen
Location: Northgate Plaza 9709 3rd Ave NE, Suite 306, Seattle 98115
Year Started: 2001
Administrator / Program Manager: Andle, Donna
Administering College/School: College of Education 
P.I. Home Department: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies 
Faculty Involvement: 7