Great Leaders Drive
Great Schools

The Bright initiative is a unique partnership between the Fisher College of Business and the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University.

Our mission is to provide leaders in K-12 education with unparalleled training from a distinct perspective.

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The Team Leading Bright


Our core leadership team is dedicated to preparing leaders to transform school building and school districts.


Meet our team.

The Story of the Bright Initiative


Bright grew out of breakthrough research which examined what separates high-performing, high-poverty schools from low-performing,
high-poverty schools. From there we have graduated two cohorts of exceptional leaders with more than half still in the field long after their 3-year commitment.


Now we prepare to launch our 3rd cohort of transformational leaders to improve outcomes for kids in Ohio.


Learn more about the story of the Bright Initiative.

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