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.