Global School Leaders is an international non-profit organization focused on mobilizing key stakeholders to invest and participate in school leadership training. We work with funders, governments, and NGOs in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) to strengthen their education systems.
We currently work with partners in Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Uganda, Kenya, and Nigeria. Cumulatively, we have strengthened leadership across 3600 schools.
We are a learning organization committed to enabling an excellent education for all children.
Centred on Student Outcomes
We believe that school leadership development is successful if it sustainably improves student success in academics, career and social-emotional development
Focused on Equity
We strive to serve those most in need to ensure access to education for all children.
Committed to Organizational Learning
We believe in rigorous, critical evaluation of programs, policies, and organizational effectiveness. We are proactive in ensuring individual and collective growth and learning.
Driving Systemic Impact
We are committed to accelerating long-term, systems change through policy work.
We foster relationships among key stakeholders to improve the school leadership ecosystem.
Acting with High Ethical Standards
We are committed to transparent decision-making and governance. We make decisions to serve the best interests of children. We promote an inclusive organizational vision, and act in accordance with local contexts and jurisdiction laws.
We know what it takes to improve schools in LMICs
We understand the capacity constraints of LMIC education systems.
GSL brings expansive experience working in the education sector in low and middle-income countries. We understand the impact of socio-economical and political factors on education systems and have firsthand experience building solutions for them in Asia and Africa.
We have designed a powerful leadership training program for LMICs
GSL’s School Leadership Program stems from a successful model designed and delivered for school leaders serving low-income communities in India. Our program is designed to be flexible to target local contexts while incorporating global best practices.
We have the network and reach to mobilize key stakeholders around the world
Our team has a strong global network of philanthropists, partners and educators. Our partners understand the depth of our experience in the education sector, and are invested in helping us scale our efforts to more countries.
Our School Leadership Program is designed for partners to support School Leaders with the right skills, tools and resources to improve the quality of education in their schools.
Meet Our Team
Board of Directors
DR. AMRITA AHUJA (Chair)
Douglas B. Marshall Jr. Family Foundation
DR. CAROLYN STREMLAU
Executive Director, Banyan Tree Foundation
Senior Program Officer, Echidna Giving
Co-Founder and CEO, Asia Philanthropy Circle
Founder and CEO, Central Square Foundation
Founder and Director of Learning, Learn Interactive
DR. JOSH LEWIS
Founder and Managing Principal, Salmon River Capital
General Counsel, Chief Business Solutions Officer, & Secretary, New Leaders
DR. LYNN MURPHY
DR. PAULA CORDEIRO
Dammeyer Distinguished Professor of Global Leadership and Education, University of San Diego
DR. SARA RUTO
CEO, PAL Network Secretariat
Founder and former CEO, STIR Education
Founder and Executive Chairman of Instrinsic Labs
CEO and Co-Founder,
Teach for All
DR. ASMAA AL-FADALA
Director of Research and Content, World Innovation Summit for Education, Qatar Foundation
DR. MICHAEL AMAKYI
Director, Institute for Education Planning and Administration, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
DR. MÓNICA BYRNE-JIMÉNEZ
Executive Director, University Council for Educational Administration, Michigan
DR. PAULA CORDEIRO
Dammeyer Distinguished Professor of Global Leadership and Education, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego.
DR. SHELBY COSNER
Director, Center for Urban Education Leadership, University of Illinois Chicago
DR. PAUL MILLER
President, Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management, San Diego
DR. ASHLEY YOON MOOI NG
Associate Professor in Education, The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
DR. SUJATHA RAO
Faculty, Indian School of Development Management
DR. MAX SILVERMAN
Executive Director, Center for Educational Leadership, University of Washington