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Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership
Marian University
Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership 

Director's Message

Welcome to the Marian University Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership. We have a fierce sense of urgency for improving student learning and we believe transformative leadership is pivotal to a high-quality education.

The academy is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young people through powerful, transformative school leadership. That is our mission. If it is your mission, contact us. We need to talk!

Lindan B. Hill, Ph.D.
Director, Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership
Dean, School of Education 

Welcome to the Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership program at Marian University. Our high-quality, innovative program was designed in partnership with world renowned scholars, researchers and experts on effecting change and creating school cultures that lead to improved student learning. Our unique program provides the tools necessary to empower innovators and change leaders to implement aggressive reforms that enable all children to achieve at higher levels. These new leaders must have the capacity to identify and rapidly implement effective turnaround strategies based on a school’s unique needs and characteristics. The primary purpose of the Academy program is to develop and prepare aspiring and practicing school leaders that fiercely effect change to positively impact student achievement.

The Marian University Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership is proud to be a Bush Institute Alliance to Reform Education Leadership (AREL) affiliate.

For more information about the program, please click here to download a comprehensive brochure, visit the FAQ page, or see the contact information below.

Impact on Education

LaNier L. Echols and Dr. Charlie Schlegel LaNier L. Echols is Dean of Students at Carpe
Diem Meridian Campus andis a member of the inaugural cohort of the leadership academy. She says that her experience will help her make a difference to many more students. “I can maximize my impact by becoming a transformational leader and turning around Indiana’s struggling schools,” she says.

Dr. Charlie Schlegel graduated from Harvard University and has been a teacher and principal. Today, he leads the Challenge Foundation Academy charter school and is a facilitator in the leadership academy. He knows from experience that the concepts taught in the academy will help Indiana to develop the best schools in the world. 

Are you ready to lead? If you would like to be a transformative school leader, contact:

Chandre Sanchez, M.Ed.
Associate Director, Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership