Midway principal earns prestigious national fellowship
In his four years as principal of Midway Elementary, Marvin Rainey has used student-driven data to change the lives of the students he serves. As the newest fellow of the nationally recognized Leverage Leadership Institute, Rainey will be able to hone his skills and maximize instructional effectiveness to drive student achievement.
Rainey is one of less than 30 educators across the country selected to comprise the next class of fellows. The yearlong intensive Leverage Leadership Institute is an innovative and revolutionary new partnership between Relay and Uncommon Schools to train a team of high-impact school leaders. The institute provides the opportunity for leaders with a proven record of accomplishment of success in their local districts to join a program focused on creating national impact.
"Every time I think God has done more than enough, he shows up with something bigger that leaves me speechless,” Rainey said after learning he would be a fellow. “Being selected as a fellow for the 2018-2019 Leverage Leadership Institute has me in complete awe. Honestly, it all seems like a dream. I feel truly honored that my work impressed the selection committee enough to choose me as a fellow for such a prestigious professional growth opportunity.
“Being trained and coached by the world renowned Paul Bambrick Santoyo is a dream of every instructional leader,” Rainey continued. “This fellowship will benefit me greatly as an instructional leader who is committed and invested to school turnaround and transformation work. The fellowship will also impact our school district because as I learn and grow during this year-long process, I will be able to mentor, coach, and grow those around me."
To kick off the fellowship, Rainey will begin with an orientation in New York City scheduled for May 18. The curriculum for the institute expands on leadership found to most drive student achievement. The focus of the institute is rooted in two primary areas: excellence in execution and excellence in teaching. After completing the fellowship, leaders have the opportunity to earn status as a certified Leverage Leadership Instructor to teach instructional and cultural leadership identified in Leverage Leadership. Most importantly, fellows will join a community that is driving impact in schools of all types across the country.
For more on the fellowship, visit http://www.relay.edu/programs/leverage-leadership-institute-fellowship-0/overview .