New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
NYC Leadership Academy, the nation’s leading innovator for developing effective, student-focused school leadership, introduces a new website (http://www.takechargeofchange.org) and branding to reflect the nonprofit’s growing nationwide presence. Founded in 2003, NYC Leadership Academy has transformed some of New York City’s most challenging schools by empowering school leaders with the real-word training and skills they need to drive the type of change necessary to improve schools on behalf of students. Today, the organization works with school systems and their partners across the country to build their school leadership capacity at a local level by adapting its rigorous, practitioner-based approach to school leadership development that emphasizes hands-on, job embedded learning.
The new website features the latest information about NYC Leadership Academy’s nationally-recognized school leadership development programs, tools and nationwide consulting services and their impact. It demonstrates how individual school leaders and how entire school systems can improve academic outcomes for students through high-quality school leadership practice.
“Thanks to the tremendous support of educators, NYC Leadership Academy has been able to continue to partner with NYC public schools and school systems nationwide to effectively drive change in struggling schools. With the new site, visitors can now learn more about our approach and how it combines practitioner and school system expertise with research-based methods to enable school systems and their partners to develop effective and sustainable school leadership pipelines,” said Irma Zardoya, President and CEO. “We are fortunate to be able to draw on our ongoing success not only in New York City—one of the nation’s most diverse and complex school systems – but with school systems and organizations nationally.”
Today, one in six of New York City’s 1,600 public school principals is a NYC Leadership Academy graduate, the majority leading high-need schools in underserved communities. NYC Leadership Academy also provides intensive coaching and support to NYC public school principals system-wide, over 1300 to date. Nationally, it has worked with clients across 24 states to strengthen their school leadership. A study by the Institute for Education and Social Policy at New York University shows NYC Leadership Academy graduates were able to reverse the decline of low-performing elementary and middle school and drive more accelerated growth in English Language Arts and math student achievement than other new principals.
“High-quality school leadership is essential to the challenging work of school transformation and fostering educational equity because school leaders create the conditions that enable teachers and students to excel,” said Zardoya. “The NYC Leadership Academy is eager to work with school districts, state departments of education, universities and nonprofits nationwide to change the landscape of education.”
For more information about the NYC Leadership Academy, visit http://www.takechargeofchange.org. Visitors to the site will find stories of proven success and will also be able to download a brochure.
About NYC Leadership Academy
NYC Leadership Academy, an independent nonprofit founded in 2003, is a nationwide organization committed to the development of great school leaders that can drive change and improve academic outcomes for all students. Leveraging proven results from its innovative leadership development programs for aspiring and current principals in New York City, NYC Leadership Academy now works with school systems, state departments of education, universities and nonprofits nationwide to help design and develop leadership development programs that address their school leadership needs and improve student academic outcomes. For more information visit http://www.takechargeofchange.org.