Leadership Partners is committed to providing a strategic framework of leadership development focused on the “whole leader,” world class diagnosis and design tools, and personalized support to help campus and district leaders improve learning and achievement in their schools.
Leadership Partners focuses on school leadership to equip school leaders with the management tools, strategic frameworks and supportive networks they need to face the challenges of public school leadership. By combining world-class business training from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business with our unique leadership programming, our participants are challenged to explore what is possible in education today and in the future.
The need for powerful school leadership could not be more urgent than it is today. In Texas, as in many states, demographics are rapidly changing, and preparing students for post-secondary education has never been more challenging. A Texas-wide study reports that students who began 8th grade in 1996-98, only 19.9% completed a certificate or degree program in Texas. If African American or Hispanic, the completion rate falls to roughly 11%, and the rate falls to about 8% for males. It takes little imagination to foresee the ramifications of this for Texas or any state with rapidly changing demographics.