SONELI: Sonoma State University Educational Leadership Institute

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Vision:

SONELI envisions P-12 schools, colleges and universities, community organizations, businesses, parents and students working together to consider innovative and proven solutions to support learning for ALL students.

Mission:

The Institute supports systematic research-based change in our local P-16 educational community through continuous program improvement, collaboration and leveraging of resources in the San Francisco North Bay area. We expand upon what the Sonoma State University does best: explore ideas deeply and collaboratively, link practice and theory and take action.

Operating under the leadership of Sonoma State University School of Education, SONELI provides a unique opportunity for our community to work together for positive educational change.

Goals:

Bring together educational leaders:

  • Convene a P‐16 Leadership Steering Committee of Sonoma State School of Education faculty and area educational leaders to serve as the education outreach vehicle in the San Francisco North Bay region.
  • Support and provide a space for researchers and graduate students to conduct research.
  • Develop leadership networks. Convene the latest educational thinkers and our area education leaders to consider innovations.

Collaborate with local school leadership initiatives:

  • Support and collaborate with county offices of education, school districts, teacher leaders, private and charter schools to support leadership initiatives.
  • Bring quality researchers and educational thinkers to speak to our local educational community about current school practices and support debate and discussion about these ideas.

Create sustainability and longevity:

  • Develop an ongoing, sustainable resource-base to fund the institute through public and private partnerships, collaborations and grants.
  • Provide a vehicle to recruit future leaders into Sonoma State University School of Education’s programs.

Doing what the university does best:

  • Provide opportunity for informed debate and discussion about educational initiatives.
  • Develop principle and theory based approaches to educational initiatives.
  • Utilize Sonoma State University School of Education faculty expertise to assist in addressing local educational challenges and opportunities.
  • CONTACT SONELI

    For more information about SONELI, please contact us at soneli@sonoma.edu

    Carlos Ayala, Dean of Education
    Paul Porter and Greta Viguie, SONELI Co-directors