The Executive Leadership Academy is designed to optimize human capital and has a proven track record of retaining public education professionals in Nevada and providing a path for career advancement. Graduates have reported a deeper skillset for creative problem-solving, strategic thinking, community building, and the practice of ethical and courageous leadership. The skills gained from the Executive Leadership Academy have led to innovative solutions that improve outcomes for all students. For select capstone projects, an alumni task force collaborates with school districts, the Nevada Department of Education, and state policymakers to develop and implement education policy solutions. Additional capstone projects that impact the broader community may receive funding to initiate a pilot program.

The Leadership Institute of Nevada has closed applications for the 2022-2023 Executive Leadership and Teacher Leaders Academies. Check back in March for applications for the 2023 – 2024 cohort. Our institute has inspired educational leaders (teachers and administrators) to renew their commitment to the profession and bring about positive changes for the students and families of Nevada. Please apply and encourage your fellow educators to apply.

The Leadership Team looks forward to hearing from you. The links below provide the needed information. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Click here to view 2022-23 Executive Leadership Academy – FAQs

Click here to pay your Academy tuition.

Click here to pay for your Georgetown certificate.

Contact Jeremy Hauser or Ramona Esparza or call (702) 840-LION (5466) with any questions.

Executive Leadership Academy Faculty

Rick Hess
Senior Founding Fellow
Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Dr. Marguerite Roza
Founding Fellow
Director of Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University
A.J. Crabill
Faculty Member
Texas Education Agency’s Deputy Commissioner for governance
Michael Horn
Faculty Member
Principal Consultant at Entangled Solutions and Co-Founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation
Zhan Okuda-Lim
Visiting Policy Fellow
Visiting Policy Fellow, Leadership Institute of Nevada
Ryan J. Smith
Faculty Member
Chief Strategy Officer,
Community Coalition

“I realized it wasn’t professional development, it was really changing the way we think and the way we do business.”

Debbie Brockett
ELA Cohort 6

Executive Leadership Faculty Interviews

Richard Gardner

Assistant Professor of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology

May 14, 2022

Dr. Marguerite Roza

Founding Fellow, Leadership Institute of Nevada
Director of Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University

April 23, 2022

Dr. Liz City

Founding Fellow, Leadership Institute of Nevada
Director of Education Leadership Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education

March 18, 2022

Dr. Karen Mapp

Senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Former Faculty Director of Education Policy and Management Master’s Program at Harvard University.

February 9, 2022

Kerri Cissna

Visiting Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Creativity in the Department of Entrepreneurship at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business

December 11, 2021

Rick Hess

Senior Founding Fellow, Leadership Institute of Nevada
Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

November 19, 2021

A.J. Crabill

Texas Education Agency’s Deputy Commissioner for governance

October 16, 2021

Ryan J. Smith

Chief External Officer, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, LAUSD

September 24, 2021