Glenn Nolly is a leadership fellow with the Institute for Learning (IFL). Nolly is also an assistant professor of practice in the School of Education at the University of Texas at Austin as well as a faculty member of the Urban Principal Leadership Academy (Leadership Academy). The Leadership Academy is a joint venture with UT Austin and Dallas ISD to prepare a cohort of Dallas ISD teachers to become urban school leaders. Nolly focuses on social justice leadership as well as specific strategies to create optimal learning environments for students and teachers.
Advocating rigorous teaching and learning for under-achieving students is Nolly's lifework. His education career spans 35 years in the Austin Independent School District in Austin, Texas. While working in Austin ISD, Nolly received the Darlene Westbrook Leadership award as well as the Servant Leadership award at UT Austin. Nolly successfully retooled an under-performing high school in Austin ISD and built an AP program. His knowledge of developing and supporting school communities transformed a group of high school principals into a functional professional learning community.
Nolly served as associate superintendent, assistant superintendent, and as a principal during his tenure at Austin ISD. He received a Master of Education degree from Texas State University and a PhD in Educational Administration and Supervision at the University of Texas at Austin.