Partners for Educational Leadership is an evidenced-based, outcome-focused organization. We work with our partners to clarify both their desired outcomes and the metrics for monitoring ongoing progress. We are committed to supporting lasting, meaningful improvements, and we are proud of the results our partners have produced. Read further to better understand our work in specific districts.
Partners’ reach in Connecticut and beyond in 2023:
District Case Studies of Impact
Center’s Deep Bench Helps Enhance District Improvement
Joe Macary has been superintendent of schools in Vernon, Connecticut since 2015, after serving as superintendent in Wolcott. In May 2016, he worked with the Partners to conduct a district coherence audit and, based on those results, decided to partner with the Partners for professional learning and to strengthen district performance in three key areas: building capacity through executive coaching,
The Proof is in the Numbers
Sharon Locke, former superintendent in Naugatuck, doesn’t want to talk about equity – she wants to create equity! Locke has been consulting with the Center for several years, and the results, she says, have been remarkable, especially in improved math scores and in growth with the district’s highest-needs students.
Locke said that when she arrived in Naugatuck in 2014, her team
Putting Instruction and Student Learning First
Elizabeth Feser first worked with Partners for Educational Leadership when she was Superintendent in Windsor, CT, prior to becoming Superintendent in Milford. In Windsor, she was invited to join the Superintendents’ Network. In doing so, the Partners helped her introduce Instructional Rounds. Rounds, she said, helped building principals and central office leaders focus on the impact of teaching practices on
Our District Partners 2016 – 2023
RI Instructional Leadership Academy