4 Dimensions of School Leadership™

The 4D™ framework illustrates what school leaders need to know and be able to do to ensure that each student, particularly those furthest from justice, has a school experience that prepares them for a limitless future.


Building from the earlier 4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership™, this framework integrates the research base on instructional leadership with research on culturally responsive leadership, equity leadership and social justice leadership.

Revised through these lenses, the framework offers a set of vision statements and guiding questions to help lead for student experiences and outcomes that are socially, emotionally and academically meaningful for every child.

The research summary of the 4D (PDF) is available for download here.

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