Center for Educational Leadership News

Leadership Academy Announces New Fellows

Ten educators will be part of 2014—2015 cohort of the UT Leadership Academy. Now in its fifth year, the Leadership Academy is a collaborative venture between UT and Knox County Schools that prepares talented individuals to become outstanding new school principals through a full-time, intensive fifteen-month fellowship program. The class will begin work May 30.

UT Honoring Five Individuals for Innovation, Leadership

The Center for Educational Leadership is recognizing five individuals for contributing significantly to education through innovative work, leadership, learning, and service. The Prometheus Leadership Medal recipients are forensic anthropologist William Bass, vice provost Sarah Gardial, architect Hansjörg Göritz, President Emeritus Joe Johnson, and Lady Vols Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt.

UT Leadership Academy Announces New Fellows

The Leadership Academy has announced its next cohort class for 2012-2013. A collaborative venture between the university and the Knox County Schools, the Leadership Academy prepares talented individuals to become outstanding new school principals through a full-time, intensive fifteen-month fellowship program.

Edison Schools Founder Chris Whittle to Speak at UT Knoxville

UT alumnus and former media mogul Chris Whittle, founder and CEO of Edison Schools Inc., will kick off the university’s Educational Leadership Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville.

UT’s Center for Educational Leadership Names Tooms as Director

Kent State Professor Autumn Tooms, who previously worked as a teacher and as a school administrator at the elementary, middle and high school levels, has been named director of UT Knoxville’s Center for Educational Leadership. Tooms also will be a professor in UT’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She begins on Aug. 1.

UT, Knox County Schools to Partner in Education Leader Training Program

The Center for Educational Leadership, a collaborative venture between the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences and Knox County Schools, is being established at UT Knoxville with funding from a private gift.