Center for Engaged Leadership

The Center for Engaged Leadership at Minnesota State University, Mankato works in collaboration with the Department of Educational Leadership as a community of scholars and practitioners committed to advancing student achievement in Minnesota public schools through the development and ongoing support of highly-skilled, effective, visionary and courageous school leaders. In partnership with P-12 school leadership, we provide continual professional engagement for P-12 Minnesota principals.


The mission of the Center for Engaged Leadership is to provide comprehensive programming for Minnesota P-12 principals that seamlessly bridges theory, research, practice from pre-service to “in the field” professional engagement.

Contact Center for Engaged Leadership

Melissa Krull, Ph.D
Email:   |   Phone: 952-818-8864

Message from the Director

A welcome and introduction from the Director of the Center for Engaged Leadership.

Teacher Leader Institute

The Institute for Courageous Teacher Leadership is a year-long program that develops teachers as racially conscious and courageous classroom leaders.

Institute for Courageous School and District Leadership

The Institute for Courageous School and District Leadership offers a two-year program that develops accomplished and courageous leaders.