STAND UP AND STAND OUT.

Stand Up and Stand Out

BRIGHT seeks proven leaders with a strong personal commitment to make a difference in the education and lives of young people in Ohio.

Become a Principal

Are you ready to create a brighter future for thousands of young people?

Our children deserve the best education we can give them. Many are getting a great education, thanks to their dedicated teachers and principals – but too many are not. Join the BRIGHT team to lift up our students, their families and our state.

Career Change

Are you ready to stretch and challenge yourself like never before?

Education is the noblest work there is – but it’s hard work and not for everyone. Being a principal, especially in a high-poverty school, is a “24-7" job. BRIGHT will get you ready for the toughest job you’ll ever love.

Becoming a Principal

Do you hear your inner voice saying not only, “I CAN do this,” but also “I MUST do this”?

We’ve set the bar high to be selected as a BRIGHT Fellow, just as you will set the bar high for the teachers and students you will lead. We all believe in human potential — and there is no greater good than helping others set goals beyond what they believe they can achieve.

Who You Are

We want to hear from you if you have a bachelor’s degree and successful leadership experience in any professional field – and are committed to helping Ohio students achieve their full potential.

Education

Education

Business

Business

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

Military

Military

Government

Government

WHAT YOU MUST DEMONSTRATE

  • Proven ability to inspire others to achieve their full potential
  • Proven ability to gain people's trust and commitment to follow your leadership vision
  • Proven ability to make tough decisions and take action in complex situations
  • Proven ability to build and lead a high-performance team
  • Proven ability to lead change by encouraging diversity, fostering innovation and maintaining a high tolerance for uncertainty, ambiguity and risk
  • Proven track record of achieving successful results in prior professional roles

Above all, we are looking for proven leaders with uncompromising ethical standards, a deep belief in the potential of all children to succeed and the personal passion to help them achieve a brighter future.

“I applied for a BRIGHT Fellowship because I understood my own responsibilities and obligations to give back for all the opportunities I have received in my life.”
Michael Salwiesz, BRIGHT Class of 2016