Keeping students at the center.
We are fiercely optimistic about the future of public education.
We are optimistic because our students are incredible. They are resilient, intelligent, kind, and creative. We are optimistic because public education is a local issue, which means we have the power to make change.
And change is possible because our communities are full of people like you. People ready to accept personal responsibility, make sacrifices, and take action rooted in collective hope for the future of all students in our city.
We activate this dormant power in three primary ways: 1) equipping diverse leaders in every community, 2) ensuring the electorate is informed and ready to take action, and 3) elevating the effectiveness of school board governance.
We do this work with enthusiastic expectation that our public schools can provide a future full of hope and opportunity to each and every student in our community.
If it sounds like you could fit in here, we invite you to join our movement.
CEO, Leadership ISD
Our CORE VALUES
We put kids first
We believe in what’s possible
We honor and respect all voices
We take care of each other
We create solutions together
We envision a Texas where public education offers opportunity and hope to every child.
Our mission is to advance educational equity by informing and activating community leaders to shape policy, lead strategically, and champion change.
Leadership ISD is born
We are officially incorporated as a 501c3 in Texas.
The first cohort of 90 Dallas County Fellows graduate.
Patricia Arvanitis moves from Board Chair to Executive Director.
The inaugural Tarrant County Fellowship cohort launches.
A Growing Network
80 Fellows graduate from our Civic Voices programs in DFW.
We launch our first policy practicum teams in Dallas and Fort Worth.
The inaugural Harris County Fellowship cohort launches.
Dallas County launches four Student Voices cohorts with twelve participating high schools.
A Statewide Network
130 Civic Voices Fellows and 90 Student Voices Fellows graduate across our regions.
Our long awaited inaugural Parent Voices cohort launches in Dallas County.
Campus Voices, another much anticipated cohort, launches in Dallas County.