Darden Curry PLE

Partnership for Leaders in Education

Committing to Change

Classroom discussion during a Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education Leadership Program.

Data-Driven Decision-Making

District teams prepare to report out from a Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education Leadership workshop

Framing the Context for Success

Curry School of Education Professor Mark Hampton leads a strategic planning workshop during the UVA School Turnaround Specialist Program.

High Performance Leadership

A School Turnaround Team discusses the design of their action plan during the University of Virginia School Turnaround Specialist Program.

1 of

The Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE) is a joint venture of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the Curry School of Education.

The Darden/Curry Partnership’s University of Virginia School Turnaround Specialist Program is the most established school turnaround program in the country and the only school turnaround program in existence that utilizes a systemic approach to change by working with schools, districts and states to build internal capacity. In 2008, the UVA School Turnaround Specialist Program was selected as a national finalist for the Pioneer Institute’s Better Government Competition.

The Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education has received national attention by collaborating with some 82 school districts in 12 states.