catalyzing System-Wide Improvements in Learning

Every school and district wants teachers who are successful at helping all students learn.  Equitable learning is about making sure all students have access to rigorous, standards-based learning and teams of teachers who are universally prepared to uphold and teach to high expectations.  This requires new ways of teaching and learning. But how do teachers own their personal learning and growth to meet those needs? How do they develop the knowledge and skills to ensure that all of their students are successful?

For a growing number of districts around the country, the answer is through effective systems of  professional learning, and Leading Educators is charting the way.  We invest in teachers – supporting them in the development of the essential knowledge and practices needed to drive rigorous teaching and learning. We partner with schools and school systems to build the capacity of district leaders, principals, and teacher leaders to develop and implement large-scale initiatives designed to improve instruction and increase student achievement. Leading Educators has experienced uncommon success in helping schools and districts develop a culture of distributed leadership and professional learning through intensive training, coaching, and other supports. Our model helps school and district leaders assess their talent strategy and instructional priorities to make systemic shifts that improve the quality of instruction in every classroom.

Through a programmatic arc that goes from needs assessment through district-level scaling, we:

  • Establish the enabling conditions for district success by ensuring commitment to distributed leadership and alignment with the Common Core shifts and standards.
  • Empower teacher leaders to drive Cycles of Professional Learning that develop rigorous content knowledge in core subjects and facilitate adoption of instructional best practices.
  • Build districts' capacity for sustainability and growth with instruction-focused role development, contextualized training and practice, leadership coaching, and ongoing evaluation.
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