Domestic Excellence

School Leadership Initiative

Equipping school districts to find, support, and retain effective principals.

20%

Of current principals retire, leave their schools, or leave the profession each year

25%

Of a school's total impact on student achievement is attributed to the principal

Significant focus has been paid to the impact effective teachers have on student success. Less attention has been given to the role of the school leader.

Well-trained, supported, effective principals recruit and retain the best teachers, enable the success of their students, and set a positive school culture.

WORKING WITH DISTRICTS

The School Leadership Initiative dramatically improves the way school districts find, support, and retain highly effective principals.

Through 2020, the Bush Institute will implement our Principal Talent Management Framework and other tools in four school districts: Austin Independent School District (Austin, TX), Fort Worth Independent School District (Fort Worth, TX), Chesterfield County Public Schools (Chesterfield, VA), and Granite School District (Salt Lake City, UT).

Education Reform

Ensuring all U.S. students are prepared for college and a career

Anne Wicks
Anne Wicks Director, Education Reform George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Eva Myrick Chiang
Eva Myrick Chiang Director, Evaluation and Research George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Abby Hoak-Morton
Abby Hoak-Morton Manager, Education Reform George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Anne Wicks
Anne Wicks Director, Education Reform George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Eva Myrick Chiang
Eva Myrick Chiang Director, Evaluation and Research George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Abby Hoak-Morton
Abby Hoak-Morton Manager, Education Reform George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Jacob Allen
Jacob Allen Evaluation Lead Cicero Group Full Bio
Ann  Clark
Ann Clark District Advisor George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Matthew Clifford
Matthew Clifford Fellow, Education Reform George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Gina Ikemoto
Gina Ikemoto Content Advisor George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Dallin McKinnon
Dallin McKinnon Evaluation Support Cicero Group Full Bio
Margaret Melville
Margaret Melville Evaluation Support Cicero Group Full Bio
Meredith  Richards
Meredith Richards Senior Advisor & SMU Faculty Affiliate Southern Methodist University Full Bio
Mikel  Royal
Mikel Royal District Advisor George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Steve  Tozer
Steve Tozer Fellow, Education Reform Full Bio
John Bailey
John Bailey Executive Director Digital Learning Now! Full Bio
Elisa Villanueva Beard
Elisa Villanueva Beard Co-CEO, Teach for America Teach for America Full Bio
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett Former Commissioner of Education Florida Department of Education Full Bio
Anthony J. Colon
Anthony J. Colon President AJ Colon Consulting, LCC Full Bio
Eric Hanushek
Eric Hanushek Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow in Education Hoover Institution Full Bio
James B. Hunt
James B. Hunt Former Governor State of North Carolina Full Bio
Charles Miller
Charles Miller Chairman Meridian National Inc. Full Bio
Paul Pastorek
Paul Pastorek General Council EAD North America Full Bio
Joseph Saunders
Joseph Saunders Former CEO, Visa Inc. Full Bio
Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst
Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst Herman and George R. Brown Chair, Director of the Brown Center on Education Policy, and Senior Fellow of Governance Studies Brookings Institution Full Bio
Cindi Williams
Cindi Williams Consultant HCM Strategists Full Bio
Robert Balfanz
Robert Balfanz Fellow, Middle School Matters George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Matthew Clifford
Matthew Clifford Fellow, Education Reform George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Mark Dynarski
Mark Dynarski Fellow, Education Reform George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Ruben Navarrette
Ruben Navarrette Fellow, Education Reform George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Steve  Tozer
Steve Tozer Fellow, Education Reform Full Bio