Institute for Leadership and School Improvement

Director: JoAnn Franklin Klinker

The Institute for Leadership and School Improvement will provide professional development for area administrators with a focus on identifying quality instruction and teacher effectiveness as well as conducting innovative research on leadership. From residual funds of the Texas High School Project Pilot Principal Preparation Grant, the Institute has already established a collaborative partnership with Lubbock Independent School District to build leadership growth. Housed in the College of Education, the institute will facilitate access for area administrators to areas of expertise and disciplines within the College and throughout Texas Tech University.

Interdisciplinary and/or Multidisciplinary Activities

A. Discuss proposed interdepartmental activities
B. Discuss proposed intercollegiate activities

Sources of Funding

Residual funds from the THSP Pilot Principal Preparation Grant will provide the seed money for start up of the Institute. Additional funds will be sought from private foundations such as the Wallace Foundation and the Gates Foundation as well as federal and state agencies with initiatives to improve leadership.

Contact Information

Institute for Leadership and School Improvement
Texas Tech University
College of Education Room 313
Box 41071
Lubbock, TX 79409-1071
phone: (806) 742-1997 ext. 238
fax: (806) 742-1840
e-mail: joann.klinker@ttu.edu