The Bold Summit


Educators of color who are pursuing leadership roles within an independent school setting, as well as current administrators of color looking to take the next step.


March 20-22, 2024


Building Opportunities for Leaders of Diversity - BOLD - is an annual gathering of passionate educators of color who are looking to grow in their careers and make an impact on education through leadership in an independent school. Participants will explore:

  • The leadership landscape in independent schools
  • Different leadership styles and identify their own
  • How to maximize strengths of each individual on a team
  • What it means to be an educational pioneer
  • Best leadership practices in an academic environment


Currently, only 4% of independent schools are led by an educator of color, but changes in the independent school landscape are creating unprecedented opportunities to change this statistic. That’s where BOLD comes in. The BOLD Summit is focused on equipping educators of color with the tools and confidence to become the BOLD leaders of the future. As a result of the summit experience, BOLD participants will have a clear understanding of their own unique leadership style and will have the knowledge and skills necessary to accelerate their careers in independent school leadership. A great value add will be the strong, growing, and supportive network of BOLD cohorts that participants will have access to for support and encouragement in their leadership journeys.


Since its founding in 1969, The Galloway School has been a consistent beacon for progress in Atlanta. When Galloway first opened its doors, it was the only independent school in Atlanta to welcome all students regardless of race, ethnicity, or nationality, and the school remains committed to progressive ideals today. Located in Atlanta’s Chastain Park, the Galloway campus offers a beautiful environment that’s both invigorating and inspiring. Together, Galloway and the City of Atlanta offer a winning combination for inspirational professional learning experiences that are unlike any other in the country. 


Click here to apply! The cost for the BOLD Summit is $750.