Leaders of Color For Education 

Be part of history-in-the- making—join the first New York State initiative for leaders of color in education!



Our Goal 

The goal is to create an empowering professional development space for all education leaders of color and their allies across New York State throughout the school year. Participants will build connections and relationships with peers who turn into coaches and position NY superintendents as mentors to other educators. If NYSLOC4ED is successful, the ratio of people of color in the ranks of public educational leadership in NY will mirror the ratio of students of color in our public schools. We will ensure that talented leaders of color stay in our schools and build their careers in public education, and we will recruit the next generation of leaders to become educators and join our work.

What is NYSLOC4ED?

In the fall of 2023, a group of innovative and esteemed superintendents convened to establish the New York State Leaders of Color for Education (NYSLOC4ED) Cohort. This visionary initiative endeavors to cultivate and empower a more diverse cadre of leaders within our state's educational landscape.

The inaugural NYSLOC4ED Cohort convened for its first meeting in Rochester on January 27-29, and it will reconvene on March 2-3 in Albany.

We invite your organization to become a founding partner of this influential and growing cohort of K12 leaders in New York State. By partnering with us, you will demonstrate your commitment to diversity and inclusion and gain access to invaluable networking and collaboration opportunities.

*Only eligible for current educators and educational leaders.

*Must work for an NY school agency or school.


In-person 2024 Weekend Workshops

  • July 29-30, 2024, Ithaca
  • September 21-22, 2024, Saratoga Springs
  • March 1-2, 2025, Albany
  • May 3-4, 2025, Nyack

Virtual Meetings

  • October 19, 2024
  • November 16, 2024
  • January 18, 2025



NYSLOC4ED | In-Person Meeting 

July 29-30, 2024

Location: Ithaca, NY



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NYSLOC4ED | In-Person Meeting 

September 21-22, 2024

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY



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NYSLOC4ED | Virtual Meeting 

October 19, 2024



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NYSLOC4ED | Virtual Meeting 

November 16, 2024



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NYSLOC4ED | Virtual Meeting 

January 18, 2025




NYSLOC4ED | In-Person Meeting 

Location: Albany, NY

March 1-2, 2025



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NYSLOC4ED | In-Person Meeting 

Location: Nyack, NY

May 3-4, 2025



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Sponsorships Opportunities

  • Full participation in the cohort workshops and discussions, in person and virtual 
  • Billing as a co-host of the Saturday afternoon wine and cheese reception
  • Attendance at all meals and receptions at each of the 4 in-person events
  • 15 minutes on the program at each of the 4- in Person events to introduce your solution to the cohort and the superintendent coaches/ speakers
  • Access to the NYSLOC4ED Hospitality Suite after dinner on Saturday evening
  • Billing on IEI's social channels as a sponsor of NYSLOC4ED
  • Up to 2 attendees
  • Opportunity to host off-site dinner on night 2 at all NYSLOC4ED events 
  • 1 year long partnership

If you want to become a partner and contribute to developing the next generation of educational leaders in New York State, please apply for this unique opportunity.


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Who we are

IEI is committed to bringing educational leaders together to ensure that they have the influence, access, resources, and support they need to lift students’ voices. We seek to elevate the role of superintendents in the K-12 industry by fostering a supportive and influential community.

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