What We Do

Education needs great leaders. Education Pioneers finds and supports exceptional leaders and connects them with education organizations that need them. Together, we can ensure that every school provides every student with an outstanding education.

The Problem We're Solving

Despite the strides of many exceptional schools, the U.S. education system as a whole continues to underserve millions of students. When only one in 10 low-income students and students of color are proficient in math by 12th grade, we can and must do better.

When it comes to making a dent in this problem, one thing's for sure: leadership matters. A lot. Among all school-based factors that determine what students learn in school, leadership is second only to classroom instruction.* We need leaders who can shape the way we educate students.

Our Approach

Through prestigious Fellowship programs, Alumni Services, Partner Services, and more, Education Pioneers finds and supports leaders who seek short- and long-term career opportunities in education, connects education organizations with the talented people they need, and advances the conversation on effective leadership in education.

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Find the right leaders. Through our Fellowship programs, we find and recruit talented and diverse leaders, managers, and analysts who want to use their skills to make real difference for students.

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Connect them to the right places. We work with 200+ partner organizations in 20 cities across the country to identify and meet important talent needs through Partner Services – and then we connect our leaders with the highest impact short- and long-term opportunities to support teaching, learning, and student outcomes.

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Support leaders and organizations to get better results. Through our Alumni Services and Partner Services, we supply education leaders with the knowledge they need to achieve organizational results, bring these leaders together to learn from one another, and meet critical talent needs in education.

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Build a movement to transform education. Education Pioneers is at the center of a transformative movement for our schools and the conversation around leadership and management in education. By 2023, we’ll have 10,000 Education Pioneers leaders working at all levels of the sector. Learn more about the work and impact on students of our current 2,500+ alumni.


*“ How Leadership Influences Student Learning,” The Wallace Foundation, 2004. http://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/school-leadership/key-....