Ben Klompus

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Dean of Principal Supervisor Programs, Relay Graduate School of Education

Williamstown, Massachusetts

Dr. Ben Klompus currently serves school and system leaders as the Dean of Principal Supervisor Programs at Relay Graduate School of Education.

A former leader and classroom teacher who has led multiple school systems to achieve nationally recognized gains in student outcomes, Ben has worked extensively at the nexus of data-driven network improvement, instructional leadership development and design thinking. Serving system and school-level leaders from more than 100 school districts and charter management organizations across 25 states and internationally, he has helped lead Relay’s efforts to hone a clear theory of action, align key measurement tools, and engage in regular data-driven improvement cycles in order to improve program impact.

Dr. Klompus holds his Ed.L.D. and Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.S. in Philosophy from The Colorado College.

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Posted June 3, 2021

What School Leaders Do Has a Major Impact on Educational Outcomes

If our goal is to accelerate learning for those most impacted by the pandemic, we must make the most of…

By Ben Klompus

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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