Boston-area School Principals Participate in New Leadership Program at BC’s Lynch Schoo

Twenty principalPeter Lynch and others from Leadership Aacademys from Boston-area schools spent 10 days at Boston College this summer, participating in a first-of-its-kind academy to assist them in dealing with the challenges that face urban schools and leading their schools toward greater effectiveness and success.

Created through a gift from philanthropists Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch, the Lynch Leadership Academy – housed at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education – was established in 2010. Its goal is to bring together principals from three sectors of K-12 education – traditional public schools, Catholic schools and charter schools – to partake in an innovative training program to produce successful educational leaders by combining theoretical knowledge with coaching from highly successful as practitioners. Its fellows are drawn from the leadership of Boston’s 135 public schools, 16 charter schools and the 135 schools of the Archdiocese of Boston.