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At the core of our work at LEE is the fundamental belief that educational inequity is a solvable problem. That not only does every child deserve an outstanding education, but that we as a society have the power to actually make it happen.
Some say it’s unlikely. We say: we just need the right people leading the charge.
That’s why we’re making a bet on leadership. In fact, we’re making a bet on you.
We believe that when our members are organized and reach positions of leadership, they’ll serve as a transformative force for students, communities and the broader movement for educational equity.
Your time in the classroom has revealed root causes of racial and socioeconomic inequality that affect a student’s education in countless ways. But it has also inspired you to do something about it.
Our leadership development programming is designed to maximize your impact on behalf of children in your community and beyond.
It is our aim to develop leaders who are:
With leaders like you at the heads of our communities, we’re willing to bet that educational equity isn’t just a pipedream—it’s an inevitable reality.
Follow along in this five-part series to meet LEE members who embody the characteristics of great leaders.
- Sanford Johnson (Mississippi, 2003), a visionary working to make Mississippi first in the nation in education
- A strategic thinker (coming soon)
- A community-builder (coming soon)
- An introspective leader (coming soon)
- A values-driven problem-solver (coming soon)
Ready to start your own leadership journey or continue forging your path? Visit your member homepage to find resources like career services, trainings and workshops to help you make an impact and achieve your goals.