In rural regions across the country, the demand for committed effective individuals to lead schools is very high. To respond to this need and maximize the leadership potential of our alumni, Teach For America created the Rural School Leadership Academy (RSLA) to support corps members and alumni on the pathway to school leadership positions in the rural regions in which we serve*. Participants in the year-long program learn early school leadership skills and deepen their exposure to the power of the role of the principal, while building a powerful national network of aspiring school leaders in rural communities.
*Alabama, Appalachia, Arkansas, Delaware, Eastern North Carolina, Greater New Orleans–Louisiana Delta, Hawai’i, Idaho, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rio Grande Valley, South Carolina, South Dakota, South Louisiana, Washington, and other parts of the U.S. are considered rural regions. We accept applications from any corps member or alumni living and working in a rural region.