Beat The Odds
School Leadership Academy

Enrolling School Leaders Now

Strong Partnership

The Beat The Odds School Leadership Academy is a partnership between the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) and the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL). The collaboration brings together CFA’s successful Arizona-based principal mentorship program with NISL’s nationally recognized Executive Development Program (EDP) for school leaders.

Training Delivered by Proven Education Leaders

Our BTO academy facilitators understand education in Arizona and are recognized in the field. All are NISL certified. Facilitators include Rodel Exemplary Principals, National Blue Ribbon Principals, traditional public school district and charter school network leaders, A for Arizona leaders, Beat The Odds Mentors, A+ School of Excellence Principals and Teach for America alumni.

Program Curriculum

  • Nationally researched, evidenced-based and locally delivered in a cohort model
  • Improves the practice of leadership, transforms instruction and student achievement in schools
  • Coursework spans strategic leadership, standards-based education systems and instructional practices in math, English, history and science
  • Consists of 12 two-day units, delivered in 12 to 15 months
  • Bridged with online coursework, readings and job-embedded application of key concepts