why we're here
We all remember that one great teacher - the one who ignited our love of learning and believed in all that we could be. What if every school was filled with those kinds of teachers, and every family could expect their child to reach their fullest potential every year?
Leading Educators strives to make that vision a reality by investing in the single greatest determinant of student success - teachers. We partner with school districts around the country to strengthen teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogical skills through exceptional, school-based professional learning, ultimately improving the quality of teaching and learning in every classroom.
Together with leaders at every level of a school system, we create relevant, school-based professional learning structures and supports that empower networks of teacher leaders to improve the quality of teaching and learning in their schools and better equip students to thrive in college, career, and life. Our approach helps school and district leaders make equity-informed shifts that counteract systemic bias and ensure affirming, challenging learning experiences for every child.
Since our launch in 2008, we have worked with a number of districts to strategically assess and support school transformation efforts through teacher leadership. Last year, Leading Educators’ work reached 730 teacher leaders who led and supported about 2,920 teachers in service of 72,950 students.