Parish will partner with the new Institute for Leadership
Impact at the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at
Southern Methodist University to rethink, redesign and recreate transformative professional
development experiences for high potential school teacher-leaders. Joining Parish and
Simmons is a consortium of twelve leading independent schools1 in Dallas and the Independent
Schools Association of the Southwest.
The Edward E. Ford Foundation grant, which must be matched dollar for dollar, will provide the start-up funding necessary to launch a to-be-named center which features next generation training
opportunities for teacher leaders, those aspiring to lead schools, and those already leading