The Virginia Foundation for Educational Leadership (VFEL) was founded in 1995 to link all education levels – preschool, elementary, middle, high school, and higher education – through a seamless system of leadership learning. The nonprofit organization addresses current research and best practices in leadership, examines and assimilates strategies that further school improvement, and seeks to improve articulation among school leaders from preschool through higher education. The Foundation collaborates with partners at state and national levels to support its educational, scientific, and charitable endeavors. Consistent and active engagement by Foundation officers, Board of Trustees, and VFEL faculty members ensures high quality professional development activities and advocacy efforts based on current theory and practice.
The services of the Virginia Foundation for Educational Leadership (VFEL) support and reinforce a comprehensive seamless system of leadership learning for school leaders involved at the pre-Kindergarten to post-graduate levels. Professional development activities are provided that strengthen knowledge and abilities with school improvement efforts and empower school leaders to move their schools successfully through the change process. The age of accountability demands that principals and school leaders be more than managers; instead, they must be leaders of instruction, of change, and of continuous improvement. With that in mind, VFEL serves as an advocate as part of its commitment to build strong, effective principals and school leaders who drive education improvement using innovative and productive practices.
News & Publications
The Virginia Model for School Improvement: Profiles and Common Themes
Written by Dr. Roger E. Jones and Dr. Gregory A. Wheeler
National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) Executive Development Program and Virginia's Principal of Distinction (Level II) Administration and Supervision Endorsement
Presented toVirginia Board of Education by Virginia Foundation for Educational Leadership (VFEL)
Mentoring & Coaching: Training Resource Manual
Developed in collaboration with VFEL, Office of
School Improvement of the VDOE, VASSP and NASSP
The Virginia Foundation for Educational Leadership, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, accepts donations to further its efforts in providing high quality, relevant, and research-based educational learning opportunities for school leaders.