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Cincinnati Public Schools

Bolstering Teaching

 

Cincinnati Public Schools is partnering with Leading Educators to improve students’ access to challenging and affirming instruction through best-in-class, ongoing professional development for more than 2155 educators. 

About the Partnership

Cincinnati Public School (CPS) is dedicated to educating more than 36,000 students with unwavering rigor and care, fostering a culture of excellence. CPS’s vision extends beyond the classroom – intending to develop engaged citizens who are prepared for life, ready to lead in their communities and influence the world.

By creating meaningful learning experiences and fostering student-centered decision-making, we’re helping prepare students for academic success and leadership roles in their communities and on the global stage.”

However, CPS recognizes several challenges in that path. The Ohio School Report Card identifies persistent opportunity gaps similar to those faced by many communities nationwide.

Ohio Schools report card highlighting some persistence opportunity gaps in Cincinnati Public Schools

The Solution

Amid pandemic recovery, CPS and Leading Educators are partnering to provide ongoing professional learning for CPS teachers to deepen their content knowledge in math and ELA.

Cincinnati Public Schools theory of action on how to accelerate ELA and math learning

 

Until now, CPS has led teacher professional development internally and sees the need for external, research-backed capacity building so the district can continue to offer high-quality professional learning in the future without the help of an outside partner.

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What We’re Doing
Ongoing Professional Learning Design

Leading Educators is co-designing and delivering five days of in-depth professional learning in math and ELA for 2155 teachers throughout the year. It focuses on the math and ELA standards, instructional shifts, and aligned research-based classroom practices.

Strategic Advising

We are designing and delivering ten three-hour learning experiences for Curriculum and Instruction leaders (C&I team) to build their capacity to accelerate instructional improvement, engage school leaders, and support progress at schools.

Leading Educators also provides nine three-hour learning experiences for C&I leaders focused on supporting and developing coaching to ensure that learning from PD days transfers into practice in classrooms across the district.

Coaching

We are coaching “early adopter” teachers at 31 schools who will engage in mini-cycles of coaching up to six times a year. These touchpoints offer extended learning from district-wide PL sessions with planning and rehearsing of a lesson. Later, they encompass lesson observation, coaching, and debriefing at the school site.

Partnership By The Numbers

At a systemic scale, we’re helping educators strengthen teaching and learning across Cincinnati Public Schools.

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2155 teachers

participating in math and ELA professional learning focused on standards, instructional shifts, and research-based classroom practices.

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36,000 students

supported to reach their full potential with grade-appropriate lessons connected to the real world.

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27 hours

of content-specific professional learning available to teachers throughout the year.

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100% of teachers

said that their coach helps them identify clear, measurable, and student-focused next steps to work on at mid-year.

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"Each core content will have access to high-quality, culturally-relevant materials for all tiers of instruction. Every classroom-facing educator supporting those contents will have ongoing and differentiated learning opportunities to effectively use those instructional materials.

CPS will foster systems that support educators to support one another through collaboration and feedback to strengthen implementation fidelity."
Cincinnati Public School Strategic Plan

Meet The Team

Our team of experienced classroom educators, former school and system leaders, content and coaching experts, and fearless advocates work shoulder-to-shoulder with CPS educators to go further faster.

Breonne LaSalle

Senior Director of Networks
Breonne LaSalle is a committed, impassioned leader and educator with over 14 years of experience.
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Chae D’Ann Ray

Director of Content and Coaching, ELA
Chae D’Ann Ray is a Director of Content and Coaching for Literacy with the Cincinnati partnership and is passionate about literacy, curriculum, and supporting teachers.
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Ana Luis

Director of Content, Math
Ana Luis leads math professional learning design for our partnership in Cincinnati, OH.
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Patricia Thibodeaux

Instructional Leadership Coach, Math
Patricia is an Instructional Leadership Coach - Math for our Houston partnership.
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Candice Johnson

Associate Director of Networks
Candice leads operations, event logistics, client management, and data evaluation for the Midwest region.
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Kristina Rubio

Program Manager
Kristina support programming, logistics, and data management for the Leading Educators team in Los Angeles and Cincinnati.
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Tammy Manning

Instructional Leadership Coach, Math
Tammy Manning is committed to providing direct supports to teacher, school, and district leaders that build a strong and rigorous knowledge base to promote a deep conceptual understanding of math and ...
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Jenny Jones

Instructional Leadership Coach, ELA
Jenny is a passionate educator and servant leader that strives to enrich the lives of others and help build better organizations.
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Brittany Larkin

Instructional Leadership Coach, ELA
Brittany Larkin is an educational leader who is passionate about empowering teachers as means to empower students so that they may empower entire communities.
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Breonne LaSalle

Chae D’Ann Ray

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Ana Luis

Patricia Thibodeaux

Candice Johnson

Kristina Rubio

Tammy Manning

Jenny Jones

Brittany Larkin

Meet Our Partners

Cincinnati Public Schools is just one of a dozen partnerships across the country that are pushing the boundaries of what schools can offer students. Learn more about how we customize our supports to meet the needs and strengths of visionary districts.

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