School Leadership


Teach For America believes that strong school leadership is essential in order to achieve educational equity and excellence in our lifetimes. We believe this because wherever we see transformational outcomes, we find transformational leaders at work. Nationwide, highly effective school leaders have been found to increase average student achievement in their schools between 2 and 7 months of learning, and increase performance on standardized tests up to 10 percentile points in one school year.

Want to connect with a staff member about your interest in school leadership? Email Whitney Knight.


Pipeline Programs

We have seen significant growth and impact across Chicago-Northwest Indiana in roles of leadership. We now have 120 mid-level school leaders and 90 principals in our region who are achieving strong results. If you are interested in becoming a school leader, please review our school leadership pipeline programs below by clicking on the deadline buttons! 

If you are planning to apply to any of the programs below for the next start date, please complete the Candidate Support Form.  If you have any questions or would like to connect one-on-one, please reach out to Whitney Knight.