Professional Learning

Growing System Excellence after National Principal Supervisor Academy


During the year-long National Principal Supervisor Academy, principal supervisors work side-by-side with facilitators from the Center for Educational Leadership exploring how to better support school leaders in their efforts to center student voices and to lead for more equitable schools.

School systems today continue to grapple with what it means to be equity-focused and to center student voices, particularly the voices of those who are furthest from justice. We at the Center for Educational Leadership have been refining our year-long, onsite professional learning opportunities to focus on these transformative concepts:

  • Examining the experiences of students furthest from justice
  • Establishing a vision for student learning and collective leadership
  • Strengthening collective leadership skills to create a collaborative culture


For districts interested in continuing the learning following the National Principal Supervisor Academy, we recommend shifting the focus to school leaders. Research has found that principals and assistant principals have a far-reaching impact on student achievement and beyond. The Center for Educational Leadership offers two professional learning opportunities that focus on supporting school leaders.

  • Leading Equitable Schools is a great year-long, equity-centered way to begin–particularly for those districts and school leaders looking to develop strategies to privilege student, family and community voices.
  • Instructional Leadership Academy–also a year-long, contextualized professional learning–is a good option for districts looking to deepen their understanding of the connection between how students experience instruction and equity.



Complete the Take the Next Step form below and someone from our team will reach out to schedule a time to connect about your teaching and learning goals.

Through the work with CEL, leaders are provided direction, guidance, and inspiration in order to develop confidence and efficacy. CEL seeks to nurture the skills and strengths of the community of people with whom they work in order to build a community of leaders who are devoted to the success of all students

Superintendent, Louisiana School District

CEL has been an outstanding partner with our organization. Our leaders have felt heard and supported in creating stronger student outcomes. We appreciate the expert facilitation, flexibility, and advice that has met our changing needs.

Superintendent, Washington State School District