ATLAS in Aurora, Colorado
Leading Educators conducted a needs assessment of Aurora Public Schools' professional development and teacher leadership strategy in 2016. By summer of 2017, Leading Educators and the district launched the inaugural cohort of the “Advancing Teacher Leadership in Aurora Schools” (ATLAS) program. During this first year, ATLAS will operate in 10 district schools with 60 teacher leaders who lead content-alike teams of their peers. Over the next three to five years, the program will scale to include each of the district’s 60 schools, reaching over 39,000 students and nearly 2,000 teachers. The ATLAS program is a key component of the district’s plan to empower school-based leaders to lead professional development and support their peers as they make the transition to the Common Core State Standards.
Kansas City Fellowship
Leading Educators launched its first expansion region in Kansas City in 2011. Through the partnership of the Kauffman Foundation, the Hall Family Foundation, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation, as well as others, the Kansas City region served over 140 teachers leaders in three school districts and over a dozen area charter schools during its 6 year engagement.
Leading Educators launched its fourth Fellowship region in Memphis, Tennessee in 2014. Over the next two and a half years, the Leading Educators grew to serve more than 45 Teacher Leaders in 24 public and charter schools with the support of the Memphis Education Fund, the Fleetwood Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. These educational leaders were trained and coached to lead their peers in instructional practices and leadership aligned to rigorous standards.
Washington, D.C. Fellowship
With support from NewSchools Venture Fund and DC Public Schools (DCPS), Leading Educators launched an individual teacher leadership fellowship program in Washington, D.C. in June 2013. Over the course of four years, Leading Educators partnered with 38 open-enrollment public charter schools and a small portfolio of DC Public Schools (DCPS) to train and coach over 100 teacher leaders in adult learning and rigorous standards-aligned instruction.
Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL)
Beginning in 2014, Leading Educators partnered with AUSL Chicago to deliver trainings for school and teacher leaders working together to drive new initiatives within their schools. Leading Educators also provided leadership development sessions for network coaches and Mentor Residency Coaches who support educators across AUSL schools.
Denver Public Schools Teacher Leader Teams
Beginning in 2013, Leading Educators worked with Denver Public Schools (DPS) to deliver a series of trainings for DPS-identified teacher leaders in new, differentiated roles and developed cohort-building activities during year one of the district’s Teacher Leader Teams pilot.
Houston Independent School District Career Pathways
Beginning in 2012, Leading Educators partnered with Houston Independent School District (HISD) and TNTP (formerly The New Teacher Project) in the Career Pathways Initiative. Leading Educators delivered a series of foundational and role-specific trainings, developed a customized series of problem solving communities, and trained internal HISD staff on delivering Leading Educators’ content to teacher leaders.
Lawrence (Massachusetts) Public Schools
Beginning in 2014, Leading Educators worked with Lawrence Public Schools to deliver a series of professional development sessions for Advanced Educators, who serve in model classroom roles, and Master Educators, who provide coaching and support to drive school-wide initiatives.
Michigan Teacher Corps
Together with the Michigan Department of Education, Leading Educators and TNTP partnered with a portfolio of priority schools with significant pipeline needs to recruit, select, support, and retain highly skilled teams of educators and leaders.