Developing the next generation of leaders in education is something Brian Metcalf thinks about a lot.
“My mind is always on succession planning and retaining the best teachers we have,” he says.
Metcalf leads Tindley Accelerated Schools, a charter school system in Indianapolis. In his first three years there, he began searching for teachers who were dedicated to Tindley’s college-ready mission, had an equity mindset, and could lead the schools into the future.
He wanted to ensure these future administrators had a solid foundation. So, he set out to find a leadership training program specific to the K-12 environment.
“I was really adamant about quality,” Metcalf says. “I wanted to work with someone we knew had a great reputation for developing leaders.”
One of his school directors had completed another IU Executive Education course. Metcalf says the recommendation he provided was so strong that he reached out to Executive Education Director Sara Johnson.