Chicago Collaborative

Chicago

Leading Educators won an Investing in Innovation (i3) grant from the US Department of Education in 2016 to launch the Chicago Collaborative, an effort to boost instructional leadership capacity in Chicago schools. Funds from the i3 support a cohort of teacher leader teams representing 20 schools across three Chicago partners—Chicago Public Schools, KIPP Chicago, and the North Chicago Community United School District—who lead curriculum-based professional learning for peers.

This phase of Chicago-based partnership will culminate with the results of a randomized control trial conducted by the RAND Corporation to assess effects on student achievement. Leading Educators aims to expand on this foundation with new, customized partnerships across the Chicago metropolitan area. 

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Meet the Team

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Claudine Andrews

Program Director for Chicago
Claudine leads program implementation in support of Chicago-area educators.
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Tori McGowan

Director of Content
Tori supports school leaders and teachers in their professional development aiming to provide students with equitable standards-based math instruction.
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LeAnita Garner

Director of Content & Coaching
LeAnita is a partner to educators to make schools more equitable. She builds teacher capacity and understanding of instructional practices in Chicago.
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Claudine Andrews

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Tori McGowan

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LeAnita Garner