The School District of University City has taken a big leap in developing the next generation of transformational school leaders. Last summer, it named Jessica Hawkins and Deitra Colquitt co-principals of Pershing Elementary School. Both served as Teacher Instructional Leaders prior to their advancement. They credit the Transformational Leadership Initiative, a multi-year effort designed to transform and improve schools, and managed by the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis, with honing their leadership skills. Read more at the Institute for School Partnership.