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Our Mission, Vision & Values

The Lynch Leadership Academy aims to enhance the lives of urban children and families by strengthening the leadership capacity of urban K‐12 principals and headmasters from district, charter, and Catholic schools.

Lynch Leadership Academy Fellows engage in cohort building, shared action research, coaching, and collaborative networking within and across sectors. The curriculum centers around our core competencies:

  • Instructional Leadership: Enhance principals' capacity to promote instructional leadership across district, charter, and Catholic schools;
  • Human Capital Management: Enhance principals’ capacity to improve staff effectiveness, learning, and teaching across district, charter, and Catholic schools;
  • Systems & Operations: Develop principals’ operational skills and systems knowledge across district, charter, and Catholic schools;
  • Problem Solving: Increase principals’ skills to use data to inform decisions and instruction;
  • Self-Awareness: Develop principals’ skills in distributed leadership and ability to manage up; and
  • Interpersonal Relationships: Improve quality of relationships between principals and students, staff, families, and other stakeholders.

Meet the Cohort

Gerald Yung

Principal, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School

Meghan Welch

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Boston Public Schools

Lisa Warshafsky

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy

Andrew Vega

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Boston Public Schools

Rochelle Valdez

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Boston Public Schools

Patrick Tutwiler

Headmaster, Brighton High School

Courtney Smith

Lower School Principal, Boston Collegiate Charter School

Maureen Simmons

Principal, St. Agatha School

Valecia Saunders

Headmaster, McKinley Schools

Gene Roundtree

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Boston Public Schools

Adam Renda

Principal, Crocker Elementary School

Nicole Putney

Special Education Coordinator, St. Peter School

Sonya Pratt-Masso

Principal, City on a Hill II

Katie Pereira

Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Excel Academy Orient Heights

Mark Pellegrino

Principal, Gardner High School

Mark O'Connor

Resident Fellow, Boston Public Schools

Sarah Morland

High School Principal, Boston Collegiate Charter School

Eileen McLaughlin

Principal, Mount Alvernia High School

Karen McCarthy

Principal, Curtis Guild Elementary

Michelle Knoebel

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Boston Renaissance Charter Public School

Sara Hosmer

Principal, Martin E. Young School

Jocelyn Goodwin

Assistant Principal, Match Community Day Charter School

John Elder

Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Phoenix Academy Lawrence

Brett Dickens

Principal, Boston Community Leadership Academy

Stacy Ciprich

Assistant Principal, Lawrence High School

Richard Chang

Principal, Josiah Quincy Upper School

Emily Bryan

Resident Fellow, Boston Public Schools

Erin Borthwick

Principal, Wolfgang Mozart Elementary School

Cristin Berry

Principal, City on a Hill I

Stacy Andrade

Assistant Principal, Lawrence Catholic Academy

Meet the Alumni

Megan Webb

Resident Fellow, Orchard Gardens K-8 School

Samantha Varano

Assistant Principal, Thomas A. Edison K-8 School

Marjorie Soto

Principal, Joseph J. Hurley Dual Language School

Mistie Parsons

Head of School, Phoenix Charter Academy

Abidemi Bisi Oyedele

Executive Director, MATCH Charter Public High School

Tom Nunan, Jr.

Principal, Saint Joseph Preparatory High School

Katharine Needham

Assistant Principal, Match Community Day Charter School

Pauline Lugira

Resident Fellow, The Dever/McCormack Middle School

Alex Lisak

Principal, Academy of the Pacific Rim

Deborah Langlois

Principal, Gardner Middle School

Kelly M. Hung

Principal, Phineas Bates Elementary School

Nicole Gittens

Principal, Urban Science Academy

Lisa Gilbert-Smith

Principal, Another Course to College

Jason Gallagher

Principal, Harvard Kent Elementary School

Christine Ann Evans

Principal, Saint Paul School

Aliece M. Dutson

Assistant Principal, Mission Grammar School

Jenna Cramer

Principal, Kilmer K-8 School

Robby Chisholm

Resident Fellow, Mather Elementary School

Stephanie Callahan

Head of Lower School, Salem Academy

Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes

Principal, Manning School

Emily Bozeman

Resident Fellow, The Elliot K-8 School

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