Our programs develop leaders capable of clearly articulating a vision and building the relationships and support networks needed to lead all stakeholders to realize success.





In a year that saw a return to in-person instruction but continued gaps in knowledge as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic’s continued disruption, our Accelerated Learning program served to support Senior Fellows in their student growth goals.


This year-long Learning Arc—created in partnership with TNTP—empowered participants with the tools to tap into a clear vision of success, set appropriate expectations, and engage their instructional teams to embrace the shared vision to drive results.


Sessions provided participants with the knowledge and resources to go beyond a remediation mindset, which is focused on revisiting missed learning, and ensure an acceleration mindset, which is focused on the present and future and what students need to excel in the current grade-level work and beyond. With that foundational level-setting in place, the program also focused on the successful integration of data as an assessment and feedback tool; the activation of schema, or the students’ background knowledge, as a building block of new learning; and an attention to student discourse, or accountable talk, and understanding of academic vocabulary to further student learning.

Lisa Wilmer“I am ready to share with my staff the draft goal and action plan for student belonging and why it’s important to begin there to improve student engagement/outcomes.”

Lisa Wilmer
Principal, Joseph W. Catharine Elementary School
2017 Neubauer Fellow

Marisol Rivera Rodriguez“Accelerated Learning was so valuable in helping me reset, refocus, and prioritize.”

Marisol Rivera Rodriguez
Principal, Juniata Park Academy
2017 Neubauer Fellow