LeaderSims for Ed Leadership Programs

The most effective Educational Leadership Development Programs provide students with the conceptual tools and professional preparation to become accomplished school leaders. Successful, capable leaders must develop the critical problem-solving skills necessary to positively influence the educational practice in their classrooms and manage the diverse demands of the overall communities they serve.


Our simulations can be deployed within your current curriculum to provide practice to these aspiring leaders to inform their decision-making with virtual, situational experience. Developed with school districts and universities throughout the United States, the topics covered by SchoolSims’ Simulation Library relate to many of the issues facing the schools of your enrolled students. By incorporating simulations into your existing curriculum – either facilitated in groups or deployed asynchronously – participants gain practice and begin to develop the essential muscle memory to make the best decisions in real life.

Interested in trying a Simulation for Aspiring School Leaders?


SchoolSims align with PSEL and NELP Standards!

PSEL SchoolSims Standards Alignment

SchoolSims NELP Standards Alignment


Why Simulations for Aspiring School Leaders?

Aspiring leaders require leadership experience, and SchoolSims helps to manufacture relevant experiences that help current and future school leaders appreciate the complexities of these responsibilities. Our simulations can be used during synchronous sessions, whether in-person or virtual and also asynchronously.  

How Much Does it Cost?

You can choose to pay for simulations via your program or have students purchase the simulations. Our simulations cost about the same as a textbook!

Who Should Use It?

SchoolSims simulations are best suited to students enrolled in graduate-level education and educational leadership programs.

How Do I Get Trained? 

SchoolSims will provide training on our simulation library, how and when to use the simulations, and a one-hour session on how to facilitate simulations with Dr. David De Jong, the Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of South Dakota.