Lead Serious Change


Join a select national network of experienced educational leaders from public and private sectors, P-12, through an intensive, cohort-based, 3-year program.

  • Practitioner, inquiry-based focus
  • Lifetime access to program supports
  • On-demand access to writing, research, and social media coaches
  • Executive format classes meet one weekend a month

News from MCDPEL

Congratulations to Mid-Career alum Barbara Russell. Dr. Russell has been appointed superintendent of the Perkiomen Valley School District in Montgomery County, PA, where she has served as assistant superintendent since 2011. Her new position will begin July 1.

Three Mid-Career alums spoke at the National Conference on Education, presented by the AASA March 2-4 in New Orleans. Leah Austin, vice-president and director of the Racial Equity Leadership Network, Southern Education Foundation in Atlanta, presented “Build a Culture of Equity in Your District.” Randy Ziegenfuss, superintendent of Salisbury Township School District (PA), delivered the presentations “Using Social Media to Effectively Engage Your Community” and "Using Social Media to Track Goal Progress." Carol Kelley, superintendent of Oak Park Elementary School District (IL), discussed “Social Media: Telling Your District's Story.”

This spring, Mid-Career alum Noah Tennant received the 2017 Penn GSE Educator of the Year Award, an award that recognizes an outstanding graduate who demonstrates unusual involvement in and commitment to identifying and helping to resolve school problems and current issues in education. The recipient of this award must be a dedicated educator who is an inspiration, risk-taker, innovator, and role model and who demonstrates a commitment to the betterment of GSE.

Midcareer Events

EdCamp Leadership Conference (New York)

Conferences/MCDPEL Gatherings
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 8:00am
St. Joseph's College 155 West Roe Blvd O'Connor Hall Patchogue, NY 11772
Click here for more info!

National Principals Conference

Conferences/MCDPEL Gatherings
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 8:00pm
Four Points by Sheraton - 1201 Race Street Cherry Lounge and Restaurant
Look for Martha, Mike and/or Joe