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My name is Michael Eskridge and I am the Executive Director of Advance Innovative Education.
Our mission is to promote systemic change in education, specifically in the area of school leadership.

Dr eWith a large number of retiring principals and a shrinking pool of qualified candidates to fill vacant leadership positions, Louisiana faces a crisis. Are schools prepared?

Business leaders prepare succession plans. School leaders must begin engaging in this process. We need your help to make this happen!

The Benefits and Importance of a Succession Plan
To significantly decrease the disruption caused by principal turnover, it is critical to identify and nurture key people with potential for visionary leadership within a school. Succession plans maintain school improvement from one leader to the next by developing a deeper pool of sustainable leadership talent.

Building School Succession Plans with AIE
Once potential leaders are identified, AIE offers a pathway to Educational Leadership Development & Certification through our Redesigning Lessons, Re-envisioning Principals (RLRP) program.
During the 14-month commitment, RLRP Residents receive training & support through retreats, conferences, on-line work, learning teams, and a coach as outlined in individual leadership plans.

We need the community to invest in these selected leaders by agreeing to sponsor them in their endeavor to change Louisiana’s educational system.  Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, the selected leaders won’t be able to enter the program. 
Your gift of $50 will help their dreams become a reality!


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If you would like to make a donation via check, please make your check payable to Advance Innovative Education and mail it to 620 Florida Street Suite 110 Baton Rouge LA 70801.  Please put in the memo line “Donation”.  Please remember all charitable donations are tax deductible and we will gladly provide you with documentation to turn in with your taxes.

Please contact me today to set up a time to learn more about AIE, our program. I can be reached at 225-301-8141 or

Thank you for your time and generosity,
Dr. Michael Eskridge
Executive Director
Advance Innovative Education