The Institute for Leadership & Purpose (ILP) uses the power of experiential and reflective learning to inspire tomorrow’s leaders to impact their communities and the world.

Grounded in Calvert School’s mission, the Institute offers students and teachers an opportunity to unite with community partners, engage with civic leaders, explore meaningful outreach, and leave behind a legacy of partnership, leadership and innovation in Baltimore and beyond. Our goal is clear – a commitment to raise students to be leaders with a purpose.

Jay Parker
Director of the Institute for
Leadership & Purpose

Welcome from Jay Parker
“At The Institute for Leadership & Purpose we help students cultivate a sense of self and purpose. As Dr. Bill Damon of Stanford University attests, people with “a stable intention that is meaningful to self and beneficial to the world” lead more fulfilling and impactful lives. Whether working collaboratively on a class project or driving social change alongside a public school partner, students experience a myriad of opportunities offered by the ILP. Ultimately, our programs reaffirm our promise of a Foundation for a Lifetime, and connect Calvert to Baltimore and the world.“

Read Jay’s full article, 
Raising Leaders at Calvert School

ILP Collaborative
Stacey Ditlevson
Tenth Age Girls
Homeroom Teacher

Melissa Libertini
Small Groups Teacher

Eric Cowell
Middle School Science Teacher

Kelley Schultheis
Middle School Science Teacher

Timika Baxter Tyson
Director of
Co-Curricular Programs
Director of Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion

Sean Donmoyer
Lower School Spanish Teacher

Jibri McLean
Middle School History Teacher

Sandry Sachar
Director of Global Outreach
Student Activities Coordinator

Megan DeLorbe
Sixth Age Homeroom Teacher

Joe Ali
Middle School French Teacher
Student Activities Coordinator

Kelly Whitman
Dean of Early Elementary Education

Sarah Crowley
Director of Academic Affairs

Paul Libertini
Tenth Age Boys Homeroom Teacher

Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.