Visionary Leadership

The KIPP School Leadership Programs are
developing leaders to build a better tomorrow.

KIPP recognizes that it takes great leaders to build and lead outstanding schools and regions. As a result, KIPP has always prioritized leadership development through transformative cohort experiences, the highest-quality continuous learning opportunities, and researched-based leadership coaching.


Leadership Development

Since 2000, KIPP has been developing leaders through the KIPP School Leadership Programs (KSLP). As our schools and regions have grown over the past 14 years, so have our leadership development programs. We have expanded and differentiated our offerings to meet the needs of all levels of the leadership pipeline – grade level chairs, assistant principals, founding school leaders, successor school leaders, and regional leaders.


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Sharing our practices

Made possible by the federal i3 funding and matching partner grants, KIPP has offered the KIPP Leadership Design Fellowship for the past two years. KLDF is an eight-month program designed for administrators of public school districts, charter school systems, and leadership training organizations. KLDF provides intensive training on KIPP’s principal development model.


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Leading for longer

Our data shows us that school leader longevity is correlated with several positive outcomes, including lower student attrition, higher teacher retention, and, most importantly, greater student achievement gains.

Since the job of leading a school is not easy, we have wondered: “Is there a set of behaviors that characterize great school leaders and make the job sustainable over the long-haul?”


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