About The Institute

Nine-Month immersive fellowship curated uniquely around the identities and lived experiences of leaders of color. The National Leadership Institute will center on MCEL’s  “Essential Leadership Competencies” for      Leaders of Color and our core principles of   “Quality, Quantity and Care.”

 

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced Principals +3 years

  • Assistant Superintendents

  • Chiefs of School

  • Deputy Superintendents

  • Chiefs of Staff

  • Executive Directors

2024 Institute Cohort Members

Jackson
Nicolas

Principal
Miami Dade County Public Schools

Ben
Mosley

Principal
Baltimore City Public Schools

Marchell
Boston

Executive Administrator
DeKalb County School District

Elijah
Palmer

Chief of Staff
Dekalb Count School District

Derrick
Hardy

Executive Administrator
Dekalb County School District

Frederico
Rowe

Executive Administrator
DeKalb County School District

Damian
Bounds

Executive Administrator
DeKalb County School District

Weyman
Christopher

Procurement Manager III
DeKalb County School District

Michael
Hill

Principal
University Preparatory Academy

Jacob
Guthrie

Director of Recruitment, Selection, & Retention, Black Student Achievement Plan, Human Resources Division
Los Angeles Unified School District

Rick
Grayes

Region Superintendent,
Transformation Network
Hillsborough County Public Schools

Ennis
Harvey

Executive Administrator
DeKalb County School District

Richard
Fowler

Principal
Hapeville Charter Career Academy

Jose
Torres

Deputy Chief of Schools - Network 13
Chicago Public Schools

Carlos
Arrendondo

Assistant Superintendent,
Human Resources
Fresno USD

Kevrette
Wells

Executive Director
Miami Dade County Public Schools

Michael
Vazquez

New York City Public Schools

Damian
Pacheco

ED of School Support & Oper
New York City Public Schools

Ruben
Cano

Assistant Superintendent
Secondary Education
USD 480 Liberal Kansas

Eduardo
Mendez

Assistant Superintendent
Guadalupe Centers Charter, MO

The Institute's Goals In Leadership

The Experience: Cohort Learning Model

  • MCEL’s 360 Leadership Assessment Identity-based programing
  • Culturally relevant experiential learning excursions
  • Case Study Analysis
  • Fireside chats with top leaders from across the country
  • Mentoring/coaching through integrated support plan

NLI Cohort One

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
Information Technology Services, Waukegan Community Unit District # 60


Dr. Donald Fennoy

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


Superintendent in Residence

Dr. Paul Cruz

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


Superintendent in Residence