Our mission at the Wyoming Center for Educational Leadership is to provide professional development for leaders at the classroom, school, district and higher education levels, for the purpose of advancing education in Wyoming. WyCel’s mission came to life during a summer 2014 planning session that drew representatives from several K-12 education agencies and UW. From that experience came nine priorities. Those priorities focus primarily on providing professional development programming, mentoring, and technical support for districts needing assistance. The UW College of Education has long included academic programs preparing and certifying principals and superintendents, many of whom move to leadership positions in Wyoming schools after graduation. The impetus for establishing additional support, represented in WyCel, comes from increasing calls by Wyoming political and school leaders for greater engagement from UW.