Meet Our 2023 NLI Fellows

Marcos Murillo

Regional Superintendent Middle Schools, Hillsborough County Public Schools

Dr. Marion Smith Jr .

Chief Academic Officer, St. Louis Public Schools

Dr. Wardell Hunter

Director of Leadership Development, Atlanta Public Schools

Dr. James Hill

Assistant Superintendent Human Resources, Boulder Valley School District

Corey Williams

Director of High Schools, Memphis Shelby County Schools

Courtney Curtis

Middle School Principal, Fresno Unified School District

Marquis Harris

Assistant Director of Culture & Belonging, Olathe Public Schools

Dr. Marco Nava

Leadership Development, LAUSD District

Dr. Arturo Rodriguez

ENL Director, Indianapolis Public Schools

Dr. Ayo Akinmoladun

Lead Principal, Mastery Charter Schools

Kareem Thomas

Principal Leadership Coach, The School District of Philadelphia

Alexander Santoyo

Regional Administrative Director, Miami Dade County Schools

Donell Underdue, Jr.

Assistant Superintendent for District Transformation & Strategic Initiatives, Cumberland County Schools

Dr. Josue L. Cuevas

Associate Superintendent of Information Technology Services, Waukegan Community Unit District # 60

Dr. Donald Fennoy,
Superintendent in Residence

Former Superintendent, School District of Palm Beach County Schools, FL

Dr. Paul Cruz,
Superintendent in Residence

Co-Director, Cooperative Superintendency Program (CSP), Professor of Practice, University of Texas

About The National Leadership Institute

The National Leadership Institute is a 1-year, intensive, experiential, executive leadership fellowship. This cohort-based institute leverages in-person and virtual modalities that are highly engaging, interactive, and application-driven.

Guiding Principles

* Increased awareness of self, one’s leadership identity, and how this identity shows up in their leadership

* A deeper understanding of your organization and the skills and dispositions needed to navigate its complexities as a leader of color

* Curate a space where leaders can be their authentic selves and focus on growth and healing