School Leadership

School Leadership


Pathway Programs to School Leadership

Pursuing a career in school leadership? Find professional development opportunities, certification programs, and fellowships that can put you on a pathway to leadership roles in education.

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This map includes various fellowships, professional development opportunities, and certification programs. We update it annually in the late summer. This starting point is not exhaustive of the many opportunities available to rising leaders and it is not meant to imply any opinion regarding the quality of the programs. We highly encourage individuals to thoroughly research different opportunities and their state certification requirements prior to committing to any program.

Annual TFA School Leadership Programs

  • Overview
  • School Leaders of Color Conference


The Alumni School Leadership team runs programs to build readiness for aspiring school leaders and support alumni currently in school leadership roles.

Annual Programs

School Leaders of Color Conference

Each winter, the Alumni School Leadership team partners with The Collective to host a weekend conference for alumni school leaders and aspiring school leaders of color from across the country.

The 2018 conference will take place in Denver, CO from Feb. 22-24. Find out more information.

Alumni School Leader Spotlight

Jonathan Silva
South Dakota 2010
My love for my kids, their families, and the communities I serve propels me forward each day despite the obstacles. My faith in their resilience assures me that we will make change. Every day, families send us their students and it is our job to give them our all in return.