School leaders have tremendous influence over the success of their teachers and students. But are schools doing an effective job of recruiting, selecting, and retaining great school leaders? Are principals being trained effectively, and is there meaningful ongoing support? Are principals empowered to make decisions and challenge the status quo? If not, how do we do that? What’s the right balance between autonomy and accountability?
Join us as we discuss the unique leadership issues of urban school districts and explore new efforts around Ohio to attract, train, and retain great leaders.


Lori L. Ward - Superintendent, Dayton City Schools
Heather Grant - Director, Aspiring Principals Program (Cleveland)
Ben Lindy - Executive Director, Teach For America (Southwest Ohio)


Chad L. Aldis - Vice President for Ohio Policy and Advocacy, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

You can check out a wrap up of the event here.