TO ACCELERATE EDUCATIONAL QUALITY, ACCESS, AND EQUITY FOR ALL STUDENTS BY CONNECTING AND STRENGTHENING PUBLIC EDUCATION LEADERS
That good public schools in INLAND and RURAL CALIFORNIA will become GREAT, with amazing and diverse leaders capable of preparing and equipping ALL STUDENTS for their PREFERRED FUTURE leading the nation in ACADEMIC QUALITY and COLLABORATION
WHAT WE DO
Beginning with the five founding schools of the 99 Accelerator in 2015, our member network has grown to more than 20 leaders representing 10 networks and 23 schools, serving nearly 15,000 students.
We believe that people come before program; that schools are only as good as the people that run them; that our school and classroom leaders are our best resources; and that our leaders shouldn’t have to work in isolation.
Our schools are only as strong as the leaders and teachers who lead them. We work with a school and organization’s highest level of decision-makers. We work together to identify opportunities for individual growth, development, and sustainability by providing a network of peer support, encouragement, and mentoring between members.
Our leaders drive and design the cohort framework and modules based on their needs and strengths. In addition, our facilitators work with individual teams to address and solve unique organizational needs.
PLACE-BASED COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
Our regionally-based cohorts link committed leaders to one another to build trust, share resources and knowledge, and leverage their collective experience and expertise to transform policy, strengthen academic and operations quality, provide equitable access for all students, and make available external resources otherwise unavailable to their communities.
Every child deserves great teachers; every teacher should have the support of great leaders; every leader should have what they need to be great; great leaders and great teachers make for great schools.
Traditional and charter public school leaders can and should work as one to explore how to provide students the best possible education, and create an aligned and whole public school system.
Diverse leadership promotes equality by ensuring that students from different backgrounds find a place for themselves within high-quality public schools, and with teachers and leaders who care for them; cultivating diverse educators who embrace a representative culture for all students and staff to grow
People first. Schools, organizations, and districts are only as good as the people that lead them. Believing in the unique potential of each individual.
Relationships matter. Networks of committed and trusting peer relationships create avenues for greater capacity, and stronger advocacy.
Grow where you know. Schools are their strongest when the are deeply connected to the communities in which they serve, creating a continuous and generative cycle of local leadership development.
Connectedness: a people-first and purposefully cultivated network of people accomplishing what cannot be accomplished individually
Academic Excellence and Organizational Quality: equally imperative in order to ensure greater access to high quality K-12 public education
Ground Truth Adaptability: school leaders as the primary driver of program and policy, with the autonomy to adapt to emerging needs.
Unique Design: diverse school models and methodologies are needed to recognize and respond to the unique assets and needs of community, school, and child.