Candidate Profile

Broad Academy Fellows are diverse by every definition of the word. They come from households that struggled, backgrounds of privilege, immigrant families and high-need communities. They were lifelong educators, nonprofit advocates, socially-conscious business professionals and public servants.

They work in and run traditional school districts, public charter school networks and state education agencies across the country. Some are new to school-system leadership. Others are seasoned superintendents and education chief executives.

 

What all Fellows have in common is an exceptional track record of producing results, a deep desire to grow their leadership and the belief that every young person in America deserves nothing less than access to a world-class public education.

That’s where we come in.

Qualified candidates for The Broad Academy have experience in one of the following areas:

System leaders

  • K-12 superintendents of districts serving more than 10,000 students
  • Commissioners of state education agencies
  • Chief executive officers and executive directors of public charter school networks serving at least 2,000 students

Cabinet-level leaders

  • Senior officials in large urban school districts serving at least 50,000 students
  • Direct reports of state education chiefs
  • Those leading a division of a public charter school network that serves at least 10,000 students

We also consider highly successful senior executives from the public and private sectors, including elected officials, military officers and nonprofit leaders.

 

"The Broad Academy brings together people who have extremely different perspectives on the issues central to dramatically improving education right now. Having that full range of thought is unmatched anywhere else."
Design and Innovation Officer
Tulsa Public Schools
The Broad Academy 2013-2014