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Center for Educational Leadership



We partner with courageous leaders in classrooms, schools, and the systems that support them to eliminate educational inequalities by creating cultures of rigorous teaching, leading, and learning.

Core Services Offered

In the United States, the education system isn’t designed to center student experiences. For Black students and students of color especially, this leads to persistent inequities in the ways they experience school. CEL partners with leaders — from students to superintendents — to disrupt this by having high-performing, equity-driven leaders in every school. Through our professional learning and coaching, educators develop the skills, mindsets and practices to create schools where students, particularly those furthest from justice, can be happy and proud.

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