We are the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement.
> UPLIFT school leaders
> TRANSFORM mindsets and action
> CREATE vibrant cultures of innovation
> BUILD excellent and equitable schools
A Georgia where schools and communities pursue breakthrough success for all students regardless of race, geography, or family income.
Leaders are the heartbeat of change.
GLISI was founded in 2001 by a coalition of education, business, and government leaders who shared a passion for improving public education in Georgia and saw leadership development as a critical lever in realizing system-wide change. We incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization in 2012, and have since served more than 12,000 teachers and leaders in Georgia and beyond.
Our staff is a dynamic group of school and district leadership experts, researchers, and nonprofit management professionals who apply their diverse talents to advance our mission.
The belief that leaders are called to draw out the highest potential in teachers and their teams fuels our curiosity, creativity, and innovation to design experiences that inspire new ways of teaching and learning.
What We Do
Our mission statement is our theory of action.
We design and facilitate learning experiences that uplift > transform > create > and build more excellent and equitable schools by:
Our Board of Directors
INTERNATIONAL & DEI LEARNING STRATEGY
Twiggs County Public Schools
DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The University of Georgia
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
Georgia Pacific Foundation
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Literacy for All
GA Partnership for Excellence in Education
FINANCIAL SERVICES PARTNER
Pendelton Consulting Group
TRIAL JUDGE (Retired)
Georgia School Boards Association
Georgia School Superintendents Association