excellent teaching as a lever for equity

Districts want every student to excel.  We help them enable change by connecting the scale of network-wide professional learning with the school-level influence of teacher leaders, resulting in support for teachers that sparks higher levels of student performance.  Equity starts with ensuring that every student has access to rigorous learning, and all teachers must be prepared to identify bias and teach to high expectations.

Leading Educators helps school districts:

  • Develop models of distributed leadership that empower teacher leaders to drive weekly, content-specific adult learning and practice in their schools.

  • Strengthen school and teacher leaders' content, management, and instructional expertise so they have the skills needed to lead school-wide change.

  • Build school and district leaders’ capacity to develop and sustain robust systems of iterative professional learning to improve teacher and student performance

We do this by:

  • Helping districts identify and establish the enabling conditions key to building and sustaining high-quality professional learning systems for teachers

  • Providing job-embedded training, coaching, and other supports that are grounded in data and the reality of teacher leaders’ daily practice

  • Delivering context-specific programming that develops teachers’ leadership, equity, and subject matter expertise in English, language arts, and math

  • Supporting teacher leaders in implementing weekly professional learning to build their capacity as designers and facilitators of adult learning.

In my 19 years as an educator, I have seen my fair share of district-wide professional development initiatives. I’m proud to say that LEAP is far and away the best PD program I’ve ever seen. We care so much about our students, and LEAP has given us the tools we need to help them excel.”
— Arthur Mola, Principal at Bancroft Elementary School