Transformed learning movements and environments are led by leaders who are unapologetic about walking away from a broken education system and walking toward creating limitless learning opportunities for all. Some of our greatest successes were contingent upon strong leaders who knew how to focus their resources and talent while pushing past the status-quo and uniting disparate groups to rally around a common cause.
We believe great leaders perform these key functions:
A particularly noteworthy finding reinforced in a major study by researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Toronto, is the empirical link between school leadership and improved student achievement. The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning, Wallace Foundation. January 2012
We believe relevant data and reliable information in the hands of citizens and policymakers is a key to leadership in learning in Idaho. Data and research should inform decisions so we have a seamless, responsive and flexible education system—this is the outcome for the Foundation’s continuous improvement initiative.
Focus of Continuous Improvement Initiative