LEAD Academy
LEAD Academy

Co-Lead Teachers
Jennifer McLaughlin, jennifer.mclaughlin@dc.gov
Jacob Williams, jacob.williams@dc.gov

The LEAD Academy, which had an inaugural class of 40 students in school year 2017-18, looks to inspire and transform today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through experimental, hands-on coursework, community outreach, and social activism. Through participation in the LEAD Academy, students:

• Develop knowledge of self and others in order to build leadership skills;
• Evaluate the role of leadership and critically analyze the relationships between
leaders and communities;
• Develop leadership skills through experiential practices;
• Practice leadership skills through service to the school and social engagement
with the community at large