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A Leadership Learning Community Dedicated to Making a Lasting Impact

The Mission of Courageous Leaders Is to Connect Education Leaders to Their Greatest Resource: Each Other

As our education system continues to evolve, many leaders are searching for inspiration and innovative ideas to keep up with the changes.

What better way to discover new solutions than hearing success stories from leaders who have taken courageous steps to make a lasting impact on their teachers, students, and community?

This all-new network of education executive leaders will partake in transformational conversations, take bold and brave actions in the face of uncertainty, and inspire others through their actions and words. 

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What We Do

We invite statewide and district education leaders across the country to come together to interact, collaborate and learn from each other. Courageous Leaders will convene panels at industry conferences, in-person networking events, and virtual learning opportunities.

In-Person Networking

Meet fellow Courageous Leaders at industry conferences across the country.


Learn from our nation's top education leaders through virtual and in-person keynotes.

Interviews & Panels

Hear multiple perspectives on a wide range of leadership topics facilitated by our advisors.

Lunch & Learns

Learning and discussion shared over a meal is a powerful way to build leadership connection.

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Dr. Verletta White,
2024 Virginia Superintendent of the Year

Hear from Roanoke City Public Schools Superintendent and Virginia’s 2024 Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Verletta White. She has an important message for education leaders across the country: there is a C.O.S.T. to Innovation, but it may not be what you think. Sign up for exclusive access to hear her virtual keynote and join a Q&A with the Superintendent this October!

More Upcoming Events for Courageous Leaders


Virtual Keynote with Dr. Verletta White


Learn from Dr. Verletta White, Roanoke City Public Schools Superintendent and Virginia's Superintendent of the Year 2024. Sign up to watch her exclusive virtual keynote: The C.O.S.T. of Innovation. Watch Now!
Virtual Event

Live Q&A with Dr. Verletta White

October 17, 2023 | Virtual Event

After watching her on-demand keynote, join an intimate, live conversation with Dr. Verletta White and the nation's top education leaders, facilitated by Dr. Luvelle Brown. RSVP Today!

Meet Our Industry Advisors

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Dr. Luvelle Brown

Superintendent, Ithaca City Schools, NY

"We cannot afford to check out. We have to have passion for this work. It is our roles as leaders to do what is right for our students and our communities."


Dr. Christina Kishimoto

Founder & CEO, Voice4Equity

"We should be perpetually uncomfortable in leadership in order to do the important and hard work.”

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