System Improvement


Learning Forward helps transform districts into learning systems where collaborative inquiry, continuous improvement, and shared responsibility for all students guide the work of every professional. We help your system establish the conditions—a shared vision, qualified leadership, aligned resources, measures to learn and improve from, and effective change management—that promote continuous improvement in teaching and learning.

Through whole-group sessions, leadership team learning communities, and expert coaching sessions, leaders throughout a district work together as a community of learning educators, exploring major concepts, practicing skills, and giving each other feedback.

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What We Do

A systemwide focus on equity and excellence across the district

District leaders modeling learning leadership

Focus on embedding the Standards for Professional Learning across the system

Principal professional learning and communities of practice

Focused learning on a problem of practice specific to the system

Increased leadership effectiveness in leading change

Our Work


Becoming A Learning System

This book offers district leaders a framework to guide daily decisions that promote continuous improvement.

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Assessing Impact: Evaluating Staff Development 2nd Edition

Get guidance and practical resources through an eight-step evaluation framework.

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Learn more about how we support system improvement:


Fill out our web form and let us know a little about your system and your goals for becoming a learning system.


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.

System Improvement Team

Dale Hair

Mobile, Alabama

Dale Hair is a senior consultant for Learning Forward and for many years coordinated Learning Forward’s network of more than…

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Nick Morgan

Boston, Massachusetts

Nick Morgan serves Learning Forward as a senior consultant, where his responsibilities focus on networked communities and other strategic initiatives….

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Joellen Killion

Austin, Texas

Joellen Killion is a senior advisor to Learning Forward and served for many years as the association’s deputy executive director….

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Chris Bryan

Westminster, Colorado

L. Christine Bryan is an experienced classroom teacher, learning specialist, mentor, professional developer, instructional coach, coach champion, and leadership coach….

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