School Leadership

School Leadership



  • Overview
  • School Leaders of Color Conference


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

One program, the Rural School Leadership Academy, focuses on rural communities.

The other program, Schools to Learn From, highlights four schools each year that demonstrate excellence in Teach For America’s core values and student results.

We also work with The Collective to bring together school leaders and aspiring school leaders of color at the annual School Leaders of Color Conference.

To learn more about any of these programs, please email

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. In February 2015, 300 school leaders and community partners convened in Atlanta for a weekend of professional development focused on improving instructional excellence while living out commitments to social justice.

Learn more about The Collective or express your interest in attending future workshops.

Alumni School Leader Spotlight

Meet our Team

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Hilary Lewis
Greater New Orleans–Louisiana Delta 2001
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Katie Kirley
Chicago–Northwest Indiana 2007
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Lisa Nuyens
St. Louis 2005
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Alexandria Ybarra