Excellence in Every Classroom.
The future is changing rapidly, and it also promises students new opportunities not seen by past generations. If their educators help them develop the knowledge, sense of self, care for others, and confidence to solve complex challenges, they can access opportunity and create a better world. Leading Educators exists to help school systems deliver on that promise.
The pandemic exacerbated historical challenges, setting students back and pushing educators and leaders to their limits. We’re ready to help you build back and build for an even better future.
Grow Systems that Support Lifelong Success.
We help school systems nurture excellence in every classroom. We leverage research on how students learn, what teachers need to excel, and how systems improve to get life-changing results.
No two school systems are the same, but they can all become dynamic learning organizations where all students and adults are set up to achieve greatly, together. We draw from our expertise as career educators, coaches, and designers to help educators practice what they teach and plan for the future. By building on strengths and bolstering the conditions for educators to succeed, we ensure that transformational leadership, practices, and results endure without us.
Building for What Comes Next
When teachers learn, students learn.
The large majority of education interventions produce weak or null effects. But multiple rigorous studies with independent researchers conclude that our approach improves students’ literacy and math learning, student experience, and teacher retention at higher rates than similar interventions. Better yet, those results endure years after partnership. One randomized control trial found that Leading Educators’ support elevated an average teacher to the top third of effectiveness. Teachers reach new professional heights, and more students thrive.
Whether you want to adopt new curricula, develop instructional leaders, or bring an instructional vision to life, we can help.
We’re not in the business of piecemeal solutions. We exist to help visionary leaders realize the kinds of school systems they’ve always dreamed about. The system all students deserve.
That takes coherent action: connecting the power of vision, shared leadership, differentiated and dynamic roles, high-quality materials, strong teaching, and ongoing professional learning and collaboration. If you want results, we’ll get you there.
Not sure where to start? We offer highly customized services steeped in a system’s specific context, priorities, and needs. These include creating (or reframing) an instructional vision of excellence; aligning roles, responsibilities & resources to instructional improvement strategy; and selecting, adopting, and managing change around a high-quality curriculum.
Excellent teaching takes practice. We design school-based professional learning content tied to high-quality curriculum, building the capacity for relevant, ongoing learning in literacy and math. At the same time, we offer workshops for PLC leaders to strengthen their content knowledge and adult learning skills.
Practice improves most when supported with targeted coaching. That’s why we offer instructional coaching around planning, practice, and adaptation within a curriculum; modeling instructional or coaching strategies; observation and debrief; and real-time troubleshooting. We also coach system leaders on change management and instructional leadership.
Our approach isn’t just a theory–it’s tried, tested, and effective. Dig into case studies to learn how we’ve helped partners reshape the support around their teachers so every student thrives.
How has one of the most heavily-watched districts improved outcomes for 49,000 students for four straight years? LEAP, a first-of-its-kind effort to provide teachers with collaborative planning and practice every week raised the bar for the teacher support.
After adopting a new curriculum, TPS partnered with Leading Educators to support teachers in not just learning the curriculum, but mastering it. Rather than lead professional development in auditoriums and gyms, Leading Educators created a system in which teacher leaders would guide their peers through learning sessions. The result? Empowered teachers who empower other teachers.
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