Executive Leadership Academy

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 opened applications for the 2024-2025 Executive Leadership and Teacher Leaders Academies.

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 2024-25 Executive Leadership Academy – FAQs

Click here to apply for the 2024-25 Executive Leadership Academy.

Click here to pay your Academy tuition.

Contact Dr. Michele Robinson or call (702) 840-LION (5466) with any questions.

Executive Leadership Academy Faculty

Dr. Frederick M. Hess
Senior Founding Fellow
Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Dr. Liz City
Founding Fellow
Director of Education Leadership Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education
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
Kaya Henderson
Faculty Member
Chief Executive Officer
Reconstruction
Dr. Ryan J. Smith
Faculty Member
Chief Strategy Officer,
Community Coalition
Dr. Karen Mapp
Faculty Member
Faculty Director of Education Policy and Management Master’s Program at Harvard University
Jamie Meade
Faculty Member
Education Consultant – Veteran Educator
Dr. Michele Robinson
Director of Executive Learning
Brenda Caszatt
Executive Learning Facilitator
Zhan Okuda-Lim
Visiting Policy Fellow
Visiting Policy Fellow, Leadership Institute of Nevada

“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

Jamie Meade

Education Consultant | Veteran Educator

March 23, 2024

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 24, 2024

Dr. Liz City

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

November 4, 2023

Dr. Rick Hess

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

October 14, 2023

Dr. A.J. Crabill

Texas Education Agency’s Deputy Commissioner for governance

September 22, 2023

Dr. Ryan J. Smith

Chief External Officer, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, LAUSD

September 1, 2023

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