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Let the Librarians Lead

SAU #2, New Hampshire

As the only educators in the building who see all students in every academic area for the entirety of their student experience, librarians are poised to be instructional leaders who can make meaningful change in their schools.

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“Grow Your Own” Teacher Prep Program in Rural Wisconsin

District of Mauston, Wisconsin

Mauston High School Teacher Leah Lechleiter-Luke was seeing firsthand the difficulty of attracting teachers to her rural school district in Mauston, WI, and the strain the teacher shortages were putting on her district.

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Transforming Teacher Retention through Mentorship

South Dakota Schools, South Dakota

Sharla Steever, a Learning Specialist, wanted to address the critical need for teacher retention in her rural district, particularly within its higher-needs schools.

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Sustainable Funding for Teacher Leaders

School District of Lee County, Florida

District Coordinator Helen Davis Martin knew her district in Fort Myers, FL needed to address sustainable career pathways for teacher leaders.

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Leveraging Partnerships To Strengthen New Teachers

Harrison School District Two, Colorado

Colorado Springs, CO Instructional Coordinator Dawn-Antoinette Thomas recognized that increasing numbers of new hires to Harrison School District Two each year were straining the district’s available resources for new staff training.

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Helping Students in Trauma and Poverty Be Successful

Columbus City Schools, Ohio

Ohio Avenue Elementary School teacher leader, Jessica Bedra, believes that Teacher Leadership means looking at a bigger picture and seeing how to make it better for everyone involved.

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Empowering Critical Friends for Change

Freire Charter School District, Pennsylvania

Science Educator and Instructional Coach Jason Falconio recognized a dual problem in his school district: student attrition and teacher turnover.

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Developing Socio-Emotional Skills in a Diverse School Environment

Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland

Clare Kruft’s team from Norwood Elementary School in Dundalk, MD is focused on developing their students’ capacities for social problem-solving, empathy, and self-reflection in the school setting.

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Creating a Professional Learning Community Around Literacy

Seattle Public School District , Washington

Seattle librarian Mary Bannister believes schools must employ a cohesive, comprehensive approach to literacy instruction.

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A Fresh Perspective: Non-Evaluative Coaching Models Improving Instruction

Shenandoah County Public Schools, Virginia

Teachers can benefit from non-evaluative feedback to enhance their instructional design and delivery.

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