Leading and Learning

Great schools demand great leaders. Whether innovating in the classroom, leading their departments, coaching great instruction, or transforming the culture of a school, leadership is key to student achievement.

Leadership Fellows

Our year-long, twenty-day Leadership Fellows program is designed to give emerging school leaders in Hamilton County the skills and knowledge needed to participate in decision-making and school improvement. Serving around 30 educators per year, the program involves monthly workshops, job shadowing, school visits, mentoring, study groups, leadership projects, presentations and a portfolio. Leadership Fellows are chosen through a strict selection process by a committee that includes a principal, an HCDE Central Office employee, a PEF Director and a community representative.

The PEF Leadership Fellows Initiative helps educators learn the skills to become good leaders, but it does not guarantee a position of leadership or promotion. The Hamilton County Department of Education selects and places all administrators in schools.

Congratulations to the graduates in the 15th cohort, and to the newly-selected 16th consecutive class of Leadership Fellows!

Download LF 16 Cohort PDF


Leadership Fellows is a partnership between PEF and the Hamilton County Department of Education.

For more information on the Leadership Fellows contact:

Chitra Chandrasekaran Leadership Program Associate

423.668.2422 •