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Be the Change

To build an education system that works for every student, we depend on a diverse, multi-talented team whose expertise and experiences push our thinking of what’s possible. We believe in strong teams in our work and our organization, and we’re looking for candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who share our vision for a more just world.

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Ignite YOUR Potential

Being a part of Team LE means joining a diverse national community of thought partners, problem solvers, innovators, and learners.  We wake up every day eager to discover solutions that turn potential into progress. We’re ready to listen as much as we share what we know, because learning is an ever-evolving, never ending pursuit.

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Our Values

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

Disrupt racial inequity

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

Build on strengths

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

Prioritize people

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

Continuously learn

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

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Be "The Marigold"

Jennifer Gonzalez uses companion planting, placing certain vegetables and plants near each other to improve growth for one or both plants, as a metaphor for how teachers can support one another. “If you plant a marigold beside most any garden vegetable, that vegetable will grow big and strong and healthy, protected and encouraged by its marigold.”

We’ve carried this idea into how we work with one another. LE team members aspire to “be the marigold” for each other every day so everyone feels they have others to count on.

Our Culture
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