Our Impact

  • Past Participants include [40] distinct large urban districts in 24 states representing over 4.2 million students [Anne Arundel County (MD); Austin ISD (TX); Baltimore City (MD); Baltimore County (MD); Birmingham (AL); Boston (MA); Charleston County (SC); Chicago (IL); Clark County (NV); Cleveland Metro (OH); DeKalb County (GA); Denver (CO); District of Columbia (DC); Ferguson-Florissant (MO); Fresno USD (CA); Guilford County (NC); Gwinnett County (GA); Harrisburg (PA); Jefferson County (KY); Knox County (TN); Los Angeles USD (CA); Madison Metro (WI); Memphis City (TN); Mesa (AZ); Milwaukee (WI); Minneapolis (MN); Montgomery County (MD); Nashville (TN); Orange County (FL); Philadelphia (PA); Prince George’s County (MD); Providence (RI); Rochester (NY); Sacramento City USD (CA); St. Louis (MO); San Antonio ISD (TX); San Diego USD (CA); San Francisco USD (CA); Santa Fe (NM); Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (NC)]

  • Testimonials
    "The environment at PELP creates a unique and special forum for school district leaders. The most valuable elements of the program are the experiences with world-class faculty, time together as a district team, and time with other districts – away from the day-to-day demands of our district jobs. The program helped us define what success would look like and got us thinking about goals and strategy."  –  US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (prior PELP participant as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools)

    “The PELP institute is one of the most dynamic professional learning experiences that I’ve been involved with. And I would recommend it to any superintendent, or school leader, or district office person.” – J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent, Gwinnett County Public Schools

    “It’s been like no other professional development that I experienced in terms of the opportunity to work with a team. The potential for that team to grow. The potential for that team to then go back to the district and teach others a different way of thinking, a different way of approaching the problems of the work.” – Andres Alonso, CEO, Baltimore City Public Schools