Principal Leadership Institute
The purpose of the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) is to recruit, train, and support a diverse group of individuals committed to the principles of academic excellence, equity, and integrity as a way to maximize achievement and opportunity for students in urban schools. In response to California legislation and a shortage of well-prepared urban school administrators, the Regents of the University of California established the Principal Leadership Institute programs on the UC Los Angeles and UC Berkeley campuses. The Principal Leadership Institute at UCLA has designed a rigorous 15 month program aligned with the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders that will prepare the next generation of urban school leaders. The program grants a Master’s degree and completion of the courses required for the California Tier 1 Administrative Credential. The program is designed to attract outstanding educators who have administrative interests and recognized potential.
Photos by Joseph Condé
PLI Alumni in the News
A news report featured the dramatic transformation of Mendez High School under the leadership of PLI alumnus, Mauro Bautista (PLI Cohort 6).