About Us

Partners for Educational Leadership’s core practice is partnering with districts and other organizations to strengthen their leadership, systems, and improvement strategies in service of improved and more equitable outcomes for students.

Founded in 1994 with generous initial support from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, Partners for Educational Leadership works to enhance the capacity of schools and districts to improve outcomes for all students through coaching, consulting, and capacity building.

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Our Approach

Partners for Educational Leadership is committed to long-term sustainable partnerships tailored to the specific needs of districts and the communities they serve. Grounded in current scholarship and leading practice, the organization supports clients in understanding their root problems and in co-constructing strategies to improve the lives of students.

Our expertise includes large-scale instructional improvement, leadership development, systems change, disrupting inequity, and family and community engagement.  Over the decades, we have worked with dozens of districts and thousands of educators using a suite of interrelated programs services to provide context-specific support and guidance.

Our Vison

We envision a future in which our educational system provides every student an excellent and equitable education leading to a rewarding and productive life.

Our Mission

We partner with educational leaders to reimagine teaching and learning, dismantle instructional inequities, and support systemic improvement so that all students can flourish.