Our Mission & Values
Focused directly on attracting leadership and management talent for positions outside the classroom, Education Pioneers is an important and direct talent pipeline into critical executive leadership positions.
Education Pioneers exists to identify, train, connect, and inspire a new generation of leaders dedicated to transforming our education system so that all students receive a quality education.
Extraordinary change requires extraordinary people. Education Pioneers' mission and work rests on a fundamental belief that smart investments in leadership generate significant returns. We believe that for schools, districts, and systems to enable all children to achieve at high levels, we must focus on effective teaching and the quality of leadership and management of these schools, districts, and systems. Teachers and principals operate within a larger education ecosystem. Having outstanding leaders and managers running that ecosystem is necessary to attract, develop, and retain effective teachers and principals in high-performing schools serving low-income students and to ensure strong and consistent system-wide results.
Education Pioneers is one of the only organizations focused directly on building the pipeline of top leadership and management talent for positions outside the classroom.
Education Pioneers' core values are courage, optimism, collaboration, and action. Our pioneers have the courage and optimism to confront our nation's education crisis, and they are committed to collaboration as a way to solve problems. Our pioneers believe that transformational change is possible, and they have the will to take action.