We’re working with 12 schools in four districts to improve instruction in ELA and math.

The Partnership

The Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation brought Leading Educators to the Greater Grand Rapids area because they believed in investing in our greatest asset within our urban schools - highly effective teachers. By training great teachers to become teacher leaders, we can create a profound impact on urban education and improved outcomes for students.

Our Services

Our Goals

LE’s partnership and support offered to districts, team principals, and teacher leaders is intended to:

  1. Establish Conditions for Large-Scale Growth and Sustainability by (a) prioritizing systems and structures that support distributed leadership and prepare teacher leaders to drive instructional improvement; (b) aligning district resources to Common Core shifts and instructional opportunities.

  2. Empower Teacher Leaders to Drive Cycles of Professional Learning by (a) deepening content mastery across English Language Arts (ELA) and Math teams; (b) implementing an anti-racism framework; (c) equipping teacher leaders with instructional and leadership base-practices.

  3. Build Districts’ Capacity for Sustainability and Growth by (a) collaborating on capacity-building and role development; (b) contextualizing training and practice; (c) supporting leaders through ongoing coaching.

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