With initial support from the Edward E. Ford Foundation, thirteen Dallas Independent Schools, the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at SMU have conceived the Center for Transformational Leadership, inspired by our vision to promote thoughtful, agile change in our schools.

The Center’s learning modules and delivery system are distinctive. Learning experiences reflect the needs of the learner and feature the most current thinking on leading systemic change. Modules are be developed by independent school leaders with a proven track record of rethinking the system and emphasize opportunities to learn, reflect and apply new knowledge with like-minded colleagues interested in leading change. In addition to enlivening face-to-face learning
experiences, the Center utilizes a unique virtual learning platform which unites learners across barriers of time and place.

Participating Schools

Alcuin School |Dallas, TX
All Saints' Episcopal School | Fort Worth, TX
Allen Academy |Bryan, TX
Berkeley Preparatory School | Tampa, FL
Beth Yeshurun Day School | Houston, TX
Canterbury School of Florida | St. Petersburg, FL
Casady School | Oklahoma City, OK
Catlin Gabel | Portland, OR
Christ Church Episcopal School | Greenville, SC
Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep | Dallas, TX
Episcopal School of Acadiana | Lafayette, LA
Episcopal School of Dallas | Dallas, TX
Falmouth Academy | Falmouth, MA
Franklin Road Academy | Nashville, TN
Good Shepherd Episcopal School | Dallas, TX
Greenhill School | Dallas, TX
Jackson Hole Community School | Jackson, WY
Kent Denver School | Englewood, CO
Kentucky Country Day School | Louisville, KY
La Jolla Country Day School | San Diego, CA
Lakehill Preparatory School | Dallas, TX
Nichols School | Buffalo, NY
Parish Episcopal School | Dallas, TX
Park Tudor School | Indianapolis, IN

Pojoaque Valley High SchoolSanta Fe, NM
River Oaks Baptist School | Houston, TX
Riverside Presbyterian Day School | Jacksonville, FL
Rowland Hall | Salt Lake City, UT
Shelton School | Dallas, TX
St John's Episcopal School | Dallas, TX
St. Edmund's Academy | Pittsburgh, PA
St. Francis Episcopal School | Houston, TX
St. Philip's School and Community Center | Dallas, TX
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School | Alexandria, VA
St. Stephen's Episcopal School | Austin, TX
Synapse School | Menlo Park, CA
The Awty International School | Houston, TX
The Bolles School| Jacksonville, FL
The Evergreen School | Shoreline, WA
The Green Vale School | Old Brookville, NY
The Hockaday School | Dallas, TX
The Joy School | Houston, TX
The Lamplighter School | Dallas, TX
The Lovett School | Atlanta, GA
The Oakridge School | Arlington, TX
The Out-of-Door Academy | Sarasota, FL
Ursuline Academy of Dallas | Dallas, TX
Westminster School | Oklahoma City, OK
Westtown School | West Chester, PA