Leadership Programs

Our Mission

The mission of the Leadership Programs at UC Berkeley is to prepare, induct, and support a diverse community of equity-focused teacher, school, and district leaders who will improve education for vulnerable and historically underserved students in California’s public schools in support of social justice.

Rebecca Cheung

Dr. Rebecca Cheung
Executive Director, Leadership Programs
Director, 21CSLA State Center

Staff contact: 
Karin Seid

Dr. Jabari Mahiri
Faculty Director, Leadership Programs
Professor of Education
Brinton Family Endowed Chair in Urban Education

Recent Publications

Leadership Programs Executive Director Rebecca Cheung featured on Café UCEA Podcast (September 2021)
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GSE Leadership Programs Year in Review 2020 (January 2021)
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 Principal Resilience Impact Report

Leadership Programs Impact Report: Sustaining Principal Resilience: Early Investigations In Understanding Principal Stress And Support (November 2020)
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PLI Impact Report: Flying With Our Own Wings: The Essential Role Of Leaders In Supporting Pedagogical Mentoring (October 2020)
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PLI Impact Report: Designing Transformational Learning To Prepare Social Justice Leaders (April 2020)
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Laying the Foundation (LtF): A Framework for Integrating Performative Modalities in Social Justice School Leadership Programs (March 2020)
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PLI Annual Update 2019

PLI Annual Update 2019
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PLI: The First 20 Years (Fall 2019)
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 "Buen Mentor y Buen Mentoría"

‘Buen mentor’ y ‘buena mentoría’ según actores de programas de inducción a directores novatos chilenos

Translation: Good mentors and good mentoring according to the actors of induction programs for Chilean novice principals

(Article is in Spanish.) 

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PLI Leadership Support Program: Impact Report (Spring 2019)
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Performance Assessment of Aspiring School Leaders Grounded in an Epistemology of Practice: A Case Study (Spring 2019)
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LSP Impact Report

Improving Leader Retention and Self Efficacy through Induction: PLI Leadership Support Program’s Promising Results (April 2019)
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Tipping the Balance: Social Justice Leaders Allying with Marginalized Youth to Increase Student Voice and Activism (March 2019)
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