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Our approach to school leadership


Leading at Ascend means growing deeply in your career, developing others, and playing a defining role in the future of your students.

Together, school directors, deans of instruction, deans of students, deans of student services, and directors of operations mold their schools into vibrant learning communities where teachers are supported to grow and thrive, where students are curious and engaged, where expectations are high, and where joy is abundant. Ascend school leaders are dynamic, visionary individuals who collaborate with each other and with their teams to create a warm and exhilarating intellectual environment for students.

Ascend dedicates substantial resources to ensuring that directors and deans have the skills and expertise they need to become highly effective instructional, cultural, and organizational leaders. Through extensive professional development, individualized coaching, and collaborative meetings with teachers and fellow leaders, school leaders feel valued and supported as they establish, grow, and maintain strong Ascend schools.

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From the Ascend blog: Love beats fear in school culture


At Ascend, a culture of love and high expectations is transformational. In her blog piece, Marsha Gadsden—managing director of upper schools and former school director at Brooklyn Ascend Middle School—writes about Ascend’s commitment to fostering agency in all our students.

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