Intended Impact and Theory of Change

All K-12 students will have equal access to high-quality education and be on grade level

Effective Implementation of Data Systems

Leadership Development

Influence Through Thought Leadership

Accelerate Institute is disrupting the status quo by training school leaders to systemically transform schools into healthy, safe environments that are culturally relevant and centered on student learning outcomes—and giving every child a chance.

We develop urban K-12 school principals and leadership team members to become high-impact educators so they can deliver the equitable education our nation’s underserved youth deserve.



Developing school leadership teams to close the achievement gap

Provides practical day-to-day strategies to improve leadership practice in schools for principals, assistant principals, deans, and other leadership team members in order to improve teachers’ instructional practice and positively impact academic outcomes.


Accelerate Institute

Accelerating the growth of schools through leadership and systems development

Designed to train school principals and their leadership teams in high-output management strategies and tactics to accelerate the academic achievement of underperforming schools.


Whether you’re a principal looking to explore the ways other principals have closed the achievement gap, or a supporter who wants to see how the Accelerate Framework works, it’s all in here.


News, events and things going on at Accelerate Institute

From fundraising events to job postings, personal achievements to news about results, you can always catch up on the latest happenings here. Browse the images below to explore.

Educators Are Going to Win 2022-23. Here’s How.

As we head into the holiday season, I challenge school leaders to ask yourselves, “What is my most important focus right now?” Consider the singular most important objective you and your leadership team need to focus on in the next six months of the school year. The discipline of saying, “There is this one thing, …

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Strengthening Representation in America’s Schools: How We’re Making it a Reality

By Dr. Catherine Burns, Chief Academic Officer When it comes to delivering equity in education, it’s imperative that the teacher and leadership representation of a school reflects the students that it serves. We simply must do more to increase interest and opportunities for young people of color to enter the teaching profession and then step …

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Celebrating National Principals Month 2022

We’re always beyond excited when National Principals Month rolls around each October. With all of the amazing achievements we see from the inspirational school leaders we work with, there’s never a shortage of celebrating to do. Now that full-time, in-person instruction is back in full swing, there is a lot of catching up to do …

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