Press | New Leaders Partners with Project LIFT in Charlotte to Develop Teacher Leaders

Charlotte, NC — We are excited to announce that the Charlotte-Mecklenberg school board approved an exciting new partnership between New Leaders Charlotte and Project L.I.F.T. (Leadership and Investment For Transformation), to support the transformational work of ensuring all children receive the promise of a high quality education.

Project L.I.F.T. serves the West Charlotte corridor and focuses on four key areas of intervention: talent, time, technology and community support. We will partner specifically and intentionally to contribute robustly to the talent pillar in the 2012-2013 school year by:

  • Developing at least 40 teacher leaders through our Emerging Leaders program in order to build leadership capacity within Project L.I.F.T schools;
  • Placing and supporting at least half of our 2012 cohort of 10 New Leader Resident Principals; and
  • Developing strong principals and leadership teams in collaboration with our talent pillar partners through our L.I.F.T. Leadership Institute based on New Leaders Transformational Leadership Framework.


Through the partnership, we will dramatically expand the pipeline of school leaders in West Charlotte and work in partnership with all nine L.I.F.T. schools to make measurable and dramatic gains in student achievement. We believe that Project L.I.F.T. can and will be a leadership incubator for all of Charlotte’s public schools, a place where some of the most mission-driven and capable educators from around Charlotte and throughout the nation come to teach, lead, contribute and grow.

To learn more about Project L.I.F.T., please visit their website