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Who We Are

Every Kansas City student deserves to be challenged, engaged and valued at school—but that kind of learning environment doesn’t just happen. It’s created by school leaders with the vision and skill to motivate an entire school community.

We're training skilled school leaders who can lead strong schools and make Kansas City proud.

Kansas City PLUS (Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools) is a two-year principal certification program for talented educators who want to become transformational school leaders. By studying concrete skills and practicing them in a real school setting, our residents learn to create supportive learning environments where all students can thrive.

After an intensive summer training, PLUS residents spend a year in a local district or charter school developing a team of teachers, under the guidance of an expert leadership coach. Residents who demonstrate an ability to improve instruction and increase student learning earn their principal certification and a master’s degree from a local university.

A partnership between the Kauffman Foundation and TNTP, Kansas City PLUS is building a network of locally developed school leaders who are dedicated to the success of every student in Kansas City.

Ready to join the next generation of Kansas City school leaders? Subscribe and be the first to find out when our application opens in the fall. 


"PLUS’ real-time coaching and focus on authentic practice allows you to seamlessly take what you learn and apply it to your school."

Zachary Duberstein, PLUS School Leader, former Kansas City teacher