Our Approach to Leadership Development


The world’s most disadvantaged students need as many teachers as possible with a vision
for defying expectations. We need teachers who are willing to reach beyond the four walls of the classroom, help their students rise above the challenges they face, and make up for weaknesses in schools and systems. Their leadership, high standards, and firm belief in their students’ abilities inspire those students to believe in themselves and strive for formerly unimaginable goals.


Addressing educational inequity doesn’t end with heroic teachers. We know that teaching successfully in high-need communities is foundational for a lifetime of leadership and advocacy for educational opportunity. Alumni of Teach For All network partners go on to become school and district leaders, policymakers, founders of advocacy organizations, and business and civic leaders who effect change.


Real change for all kids will mean strong schools and systems in communities where economies are improving, better nutrition and healthcare are available, and the streets and hallways are safer. Through shaping a generation of leaders working inside and outside of education, we can ensure that all of our children have the opportunity to fulfill their true potential.