Commitments, Benefits and Application

LEAP: Leadership for Emergency Academic Preparedness


LEAP is designed to support educators of all levels of experience become more effective teachers and leaders. Benefits for all participants include

  • high-quality professional development workshops
  • networking and professional learning communities
  • collaboration, leadership, and presentation opportunities
  • stipend
  • classroom grant opportunities


Please contact Becky Grove or Suzanne Hiller with questions.

LEAP is proud to partner with Baltimore City Public Schools to offer a focused, rich professional development opportunity for City teachers. Workshops will focus on topics such as equity, social-emotional learning, and mind-brain education. Teachers will learn strategies to support a positive, effective learning environment for all students.

Teachers with 0-5 years of experience are invited to apply; slots will be filled using a lottery system.Commitments for this program include attending two Saturday workshops (9am-1pm) in Zoom. Workshops will be held on March 19 and April 2.

Participants will receive a $200 stipend for engaging with the LEAP program and are eligible to apply for a classroom grant of up to $250.

Applying to the LEAP Program

The Spring 2022 cohort is limited to 45 teachers. A lottery system will be used to select participants. For the best chance of being selected, please apply by March 1.

LEAP Application

Please contact Becky Grove or Suzanne Hiller with questions.