About LEAPS


Advancing Visionary Education

Leaders in Education: Academy of Presidential Scholars (LEAPS) is a new initiative supporting the educational priorities outlined by University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, and seeking to recognize and advance the achievements of educators in each UMB school.

By developing faculty members’ skills and knowledge as educational thought leaders and scholars, UMB and its schools will strengthen existing educational programs, develop novel educational methods, and advance educational innovations and scholarship. 

Programming and Events

Creating and hosting educationally focused events

Awards and Recognition

Recognizing and celebrating excellence in education

Educational Innovation

Exploring and testing new educational methods and tools

Educator Development

Building a community of educational leaders who will shape UMB’s future