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About Us

Potential, ignited.

Across the country, school systems are striving—sometimes struggling—to make meaningful progress toward equitable outcomes. Leading Educators exists to support school systems in doing exactly that with world-class professional learning.

We’re raising the bar for teacher support, igniting the potential for exponential impact in schools and across districts.

Our Mission

Leading Educators partners with school systems to build and sustain the conditions, teaching, and leadership to ensure that the students furthest from opportunity succeed in school and in life.

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81,000 Students

directly supported with more equitable teaching this year

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26 unique systems and districts

making systemic changes across 169 schools this year

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85% of students

served identify as Black, Hispanic or Latino, Multiracial, or Asian/Asian American

Where We Partner

We’re helping dozens of school systems across the country make bold, systemic change stick. True equity in education won’t come from scattershot solutions but rather from working smarter. And more importantly, from working together.

Meet Our Team

Our people are our strength. They make up a vibrant, diverse community of experienced classroom educators, former school and system leaders, content and coaching experts, and fearless advocates. Together, we aspire to help schools and families reach equitable student success no matter what it takes.

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Our Values

Our values guide us to take actions that advance our mission while challenging us, as individuals, to become the allies our partners need us to be.

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Disrupt racial inequity

We challenge historical and current gaps in opportunity with a persistent focus on dismantling systemic racism.

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Build on strengths

We affirm and begin with the unique and collective talents, experiences, and wisdom of ourselves and others.

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Prioritize people

We build trust and reflect upon the impact of different perspectives and intersectional identities.

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Continuously learn

We develop ourselves and others. We apply new learning and deepened self-awareness to our relationships and practices.

Take Action

We’re committed to sharing our learning so educators everywhere have the support they need to elevate their teaching. Check out our news and resources for insights you can use today, from professional development tips to reflections on equity in school.

See what Forbes had to say about our professional learning.

News & Resources
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Partner with Us

We’re continually expanding our support to meet the challenges you face every day head-on. Though we use tried-and-true methods, we customize our partnerships for your community’s unique needs and strengths. Learn how a Leading Educators partnership can help you meet your goals for equitable student success.

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