Developing learning leaders for learning schools
Effective school leaders shape a vision of academic success for all students. They cultivate leadership in others, improve instruction, and create a culture of learning in their schools.
Learning Forward works with principals, assistant principals, and principal supervisors to develop, implement, and sustain a vision for professional learning. Through a combination of team learning, small communities of practice, and personalized coaching, we work with these leaders to apply the Standards for Professional Learning in their schools and ensure that educators are working in learning communities that engage an ongoing cycle of continuous improvement.
What We Do
Our support for school leaders includes:
Increasing instructional effectiveness
Creating a culture of collective responsibility
Developing and supporting coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment
Developing coaching and mentoring skills
Developing skills to lead high-achieving professional learning communities
Observing lessons and providing feedback to increase teaching effectiveness
Becoming a Learning School
Discover what leaders need to know to implement more effective professional learning.Read more.
Fill out our web form and let us know a little about your system and how you’d like to support your school leaders.
We’ll connect you with one of our consultants to talk about our school leadership work and how we can support you.
We’ll work with your school leaders on site and virtually to ensure their work gets results for teacher and students.
Principal Leadership Team
Deborah Childs-Bowen is a senior consultant with Learning Forward and a national leader in developing principals and assistant principals as…Read more
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Kay Cornell is a senior consultant with Learning Forward. Kay was a high school English and French teacher, crisis counselor,…Read more
Patricia Roy has written articles, books, training manuals, and resource guides focused on Learning Forward’s fundamental concepts about effective professional…Read more
Heather Clifton is a senior consultant for Learning Forward. As a professional learning consultant, she offers services to schools, districts,…Read more