"As schools become more diverse and standards become increasingly rigorous, school leaders must acquire the knowledge and skills needed to implement evidence-based inclusive practices designed to ensure all students are provided with the supports necessary to achieve."

"I learned about NUSELI and was accepted into the program while still an Assistant Principal. My experience as an Assistant Principal along with my participation in NUSELI as I sought my doctorate degree helped me greatly prepare for my first Principalship at Westridge Middle School. "

"NUSELI brings together leaders who have a desire to increase their knowledge and ability to have an impact on the lives of all students, especially students with disabilities. The scholars’ research, which spans for over a decade, continues to influence leaders, educators, and students."

National Faculty

A unique feature of the NUSELI project is the involvement of a National Faculty Academy (NFA) comprised of distinguished experts leading research and engagement in the field. The NFA provides the most current and relevant information to our scholars in a series of seminars. The NFA aims to advance the knowledge and skills of our scholars through research designed to improve educational practices. Our NFA have conducted seminars focused on topics including: Universal Design for Learning, Urban Education, Parent Involvement, Policy and Leadership, and Culturally Responsive Practices.


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