National Principal Academy Fellowship Recipients

By Justin Testerman on March 20, 2017

In January, Project Renaissance announced it would continue its commitment to investing in strong school leadership by awarding a limited number of scholarships to Nashville school leaders to participate in Relay Graduate School of Education’s prestigious National Principal Academy Fellowship (NPAF) in 2017.

We are pleased to announce that we have awarded scholarships to the following Nashville school leaders:

Michelle Bancroft, Dean of Curriculum for K-1, Special Education Coordinator
Purpose Preparatory Charter School

Michael Bartha, Principal
Opportunity Academy, Intrepid College Prep

Jon Driskell, Principal
Explore! Community School

Charlie Friedman, Founder & Head of School
Nashville Classical Charter School

Jon Robertson, Founding High School Director
STEM Prep High School

Eno Sekyere, English Language Arts Teacher, Grade Level Team Lead
Liberty Collegiate Academy, RePublic Schools

Project Renaissance will continue to increase its focus on developing high-quality school leaders, who research shows are the second most important factor in improving student achievement (behind only teachers). Strong school leadership not only affects student learning, but it is also instrumental in retaining high-quality teachers in high-needs schools. Attention to the need and importance of strong school leadership has steadily increased locally and nationally over the past several years. We will continue to work with partners to elevate these important conversations and encourage others in join us in the movement to ensure all children have access to high-quality schools.