Theory of Action
Focused on strategic communications and public engagement, Leading Now enables superintendents to access and apply messages and trust-building strategies in service of ALL students.
The role of a K-12 superintendent has never been as political as it is now: curriculum and professional development are subject to high-stakes scrutiny and fast-moving legislation. At the same time, our country needs courageous leaders at the top of every system to prioritize and accelerate student learning, addressing years of inequities and the devastating effects of a pandemic.
We started Leading Now in 2021 to offer a combination of peer-driven learning cohorts and tech-enabled professional learning to a broad range of superintendents across the country. With the right support, superintendents can defuse tension and seize the opportunity of this moment to rally adults around the potential and needs of ALL children.
Mora Segal and Caitlin Sullivan
Our democracy depends on public schools to prepare the next generation of engaged, independent thinkers.
Shared values help keep the focus on student learning and away from politics.
School System Leaders
They carry a profound responsibility on their shoulders and deserve the highest quality support in a trusting community.
The center of gravity of our work: 100 superintendents from across the country who have joined learning cohorts and programming with us since fall 2021. The team of staff and advisors below are committed to serving the strengths and needs of our community.
Co-founder, Executive Director
Co-founder, Senior Advisor
Operations & Finance Director
Superintendent in Residence
Senior Advisor, Transcend Education
Manor Independent School District, Texas
Entrepreneur in Residence, Education Leaders of Color
Communications & Public Affairs
Senior Vice President, TNTP
Superintendent Saugus Public Schools (MA)
Superintendent in Residence, Leading Now