The Fellowship for Public Education Leadership is a tuition-free executive leadership program for senior-level public education leaders from across the country who are dedicated to strengthening public school systems and the communities they serve. Fellows drive transformative work happening in urban school districts, charter networks, and state and federal education agencies that advances equity and excellence for all students.
Through deep connections within the cohort, engagement with SOM faculty expertise, and interaction with leading practitioners, the Fellowship offers the opportunity to reexamine present and future challenges in public education and reimagine what is possible for America’s youth. At Yale, Fellows have expanded access to investigate interdisciplinary questions with experts in public health, child development, urban planning and more. Bringing this highly selective leadership development program to its new home in New Haven provides opportunities to highlight and partner with local students, families, educators, and leaders who are strengthening public education.
The 10-month program seeks to bolster efforts to achieve performance improvements through participant-centered learning, peer coaching, and project work. Fellows develop a network of incredibly diverse public school system and cabinet-level leaders – including superintendents, chief executive officers, and commissioners of education – who share a commitment to the joint pursuit of excellence and equity. To accelerate the impact of these visionary leaders, the program curriculum focuses on leadership development at multiple levels: self, team, organization, and society.
The tuition-free Fellowship is the successor program to The Broad Academy and will launch in the summer of 2021 with an inaugural cohort of 20 Broad Fellows. Learn more about this group of senior public education leaders here.
The Fellowship for Public Education Leadership is a tuition-free, non-degree program. Fellows will convene for in-person sessions 4 times over the course of a 10-month program from June through March. Each in-person session will run from Monday morning through midday Friday and will primarily take place in New Haven, CT at the Yale School of Management campus.
Scott Gordon ’88 SOM, The Broad Academy 2014-15
"We need folks who can run things and manage things, but also have a heart for the work and understand that we're here for a purpose, and there's kids at the end of it." -Scott Gordon, The Broad Academy 2014-15