Who We Are

We believe we can get education right, for every student, in every classroom. Education Pioneers unleashes the potential of leaders and managers so they can transform education for students and communities.


We imagine a future where every student in every classroom is prepared to succeed.
It is possible to educate all students well, regardless of ethnicity or family income. But today, the excellent schools that do this are the exception and not yet the rule. Achieving such excellence requires great teachers and principals, of course. But that's still not enough. We need great leaders throughout the system to foster innovation, support educators, and connect all students with the learning experiences they need.

We’ve built a powerful network to transform leadership in education.
Education Pioneers is a leading national human capital nonprofit. Through our Fellowship programs, Alumni Services, and Partner Services, we provide school districts, charter school organizations, education agencies, nonprofits, and more with the talented people they need. Since our founding in 2003, we have built a powerful national network of over 2,500 leaders – many of whom are rising quickly into senior leadership roles – and 200 education organizations in more than 20 cities across the country.

We have an audacious goal: by 2023, Education Pioneers will flood the education sector with 10,000 diverse, effective leaders.
Working in key roles outside the classroom, those 10,000 pioneers will help provide every student with an outstanding education.

Join us in this important movement.