Leading Educators Receives Grant From W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Aug 02, 2012, 08:30 ET from Leading Educators

Funds Will Support Online Learning Portal for Teacher-Leaders

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading Educators is poised to further help teachers across the country develop leadership skills with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Leading Educators' programs train mid-level teachers in leadership skills to ultimately increase student achievement in high-needs schools. The Kellogg Foundation $321,463 grant supports the development of the Leading Educators online portal for teacher-leaders. The portal will be an online system that provides innovative professional development to teacher-leaders involved in the Leading Educators Fellowship and OnDemand programs.

"We're excited to launch the online portal with teacher-leaders in our Fellowship program, which will open doors to many new possibilities for learning," said Chong-Hao Fu, Chief Program Officer at Leading Educators. "Keeping our mission of student success in mind, our next step is to enhance the content and reach of this unique online learning tool."

The Kellogg Foundation grant will support the professional development portal's research and development phases through the end of May 2013.

"The portal will connect teacher-leaders from all over the country," said Leading Educators CEO Jonas Chartock. "We're excited to have a space where teacher-leaders can learn from each other and ultimately help each other build the culture and practices that will help students achieve."

About Leading Educators: Leading Educators trains teachers in leadership skills in order to bolster the talent pipeline via identification and training of strong potential teacher-leaders and, in turn, increase student achievement and develop the skills and sustainability of teachers on their teams. For more information, visit www.leadingeducators.org.

About the Kellogg Foundation: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life. Revised: March 2012

The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Mich., and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org.

SOURCE Leading Educators