CALN stands for Carolinas Academic Leadership Network. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is simple: to serve public school board members who prioritize student achievement, parental involvement, and community service. CALN provides members with professional development, governance guidance, networking opportunities, and other benefits.
At the request of school board members, CALN was founded by three state-based public policy non-profit organizations: the John Locke Foundation (Locke) in North Carolina, the South Carolina Policy Council (SCPC), and the Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI). For a list of our founding leadership team, visit our About page.
No. CALN is a separate entity. But, any of the organizations certainly would welcome you.
Any school board member in North or South Carolina is welcome to be a member of CALN.
That is up to your school board. Some boards have adopted CALN as an option for members’ professional development. We encourage CALN members to follow others’ lead and get CALN approved by your school board. We’re available to speak with your school board if necessary.
CALN proudly offers superior professional development opportunities. Because we have access to some of the nation’s best and brightest experts on everything related to K-12 education, including budgeting, governance, policy, legal compliance, and more, we can provide that access to CALN members.
Absolutely not. We provide our resources free from a political or legislative agenda. Our only concern is student achievement and your ability to best serve your students, families, and communities.
CALN doesn’t take a top-down approach. So, we’re free from Washington, D.C., or national association dictates.
CALN serves individual school board members along with entire boards—your choice.
CALN is student-achievement-focused. Channeling our inner AJ Craybill, author of Great on Their Behalf, we prioritize student outcomes over adult inputs.
Absolutely! We believe the more options and resources available to you, the better for everyone – especially North and South Carolina school students!
We welcome Charter School board members.
Email Jessica Proctor by email at email@example.com to become a member. Please, refer a friend!
Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
The answer to both questions is yes! You can mail a check to Carolinas Academic Leadership Network, 4800 Six Forks Road, Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 28581. If you prefer to use a credit card, please contact email@example.com.