Baylor Center for School Leadership
Building Better Schools, Together
Baylor’s Center for School Leadership strives to be the most effective leadership catalyst for educators worldwide.
We believe that cultivating effective leaders is the key to unlocking the potential of every student. That’s why we strive to prepare and nourish the leaders we serve, so they can, in turn, serve their students with excellence.
The BCSL Networks are learning communities dedicated to developing leaders, strengthening school conditions and improving student outcomes.
The Just Schools Academy is the foundation of the BCSL's work. Each summer, the BCSL Staff, Scholars and Fellows host teams of educational leaders from schools across the country.
Join us for a day of learning and networking that focuses on catalyzing change within school leadership teams. Just Leadership is designed to bring expertise from superintendents, principals, and other instructional leaders and discuss topics such as, how to make teaching and administration inviting for the next generation, AI, cheating, smart phone use, and time management.
Our programs bring together emerging Christian leaders in public and independent schools.
The Baylor Center for School Leadership (BCSL) is offering a day of learning and networking that focuses on catalyzing change within school leadership teams at the new Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center on Baylor’s campus on Monday, February 12, 2024.
The idea of “investment” is generally to turn something into more, according to Baylor University’s chief investment officer, David Morehead, who is certainly an expert, after decades of senior-level experience at large financial institutions. Morehead and his wife, Sara, also consider “investment potential” when they choose targets for their charitable giving. That strategy — along with an appreciation for the value of education and educators — led the Moreheads to make an investment in Baylor School of Education’s MA in School Leadership program through scholarship donations.
The School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership graduated its first cohort in a new master’s program, the MA in School Leadership, in December 2022.
The presentation was dramatic. Everyone waited anxiously in a jam-packed but hushed elementary school gymnasium in Beaumont, Texas, as the governor spoke: “A teacher who has shown excellence, who has helped you learn more, and done a great job, and this teacher’s name is Jenna Dean.” The crowd erupted with applause, and the surprised teacher walked to the front of the assembly.
Baylor professor Bill Sterrett stood behind a large check made out to Ms. Dean for $25,000. While he serves as the educational leadership department chair in Baylor’s School of Education, Sterrett is also part of a unique group of K12 educators, as a previous recipient of the Milken Educator Award, known as the “Oscars of Teaching.”
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My team attended the Baylor Just Schools Academy. I wanted to thank you for providing this opportunity and conference each year. It was such a joy to see these women share their ideas and dreams. They are setting an example of what it means to lead and to be collaborative. I can't wait to see what the staff is able to accomplish through their leadership.
The MA in School Leadership program provides opportunities to develop as an educational leader through collaboration with colleagues from a diverse setting. By incorporating opportunities for leaders to develop in their current roles, Baylor's Center for School Leadership has positioned us to use our strengths to enact changes that catapult learning for each student.
The Center for School Leadership at Baylor University connects you to the inspiring MA in School Leadership program, equipping educators and educational leaders to do important work for the Kingdom of God. Education is an important field and this program integrates the Love of God with intentional care for students.