Lea Arnau

Atlanta, Georgia

Lea M. Arnau has been a senior consultant for Learning Forward since 2007, primarily supporting instructional coaches and school leaders. She also coached Learning Forward’s Academy classes of 2009, 2011 and 2012, and facilitated the Big 35, a network of the 35 largest school districts in the country. She is the former Director of Professional Learning for Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia.

In her 30 years in Gwinnett she served as a special education teacher and school administrator, and led professional learning initiatives for the district’s 11,000 teachers. Her work in Gwinnett County gained national recognition as a model of best practice from the American Productivity Quality Center (APQC), and Learning Forward. Lea’s work with schools and systems focuses on establishing strong learning communities and developing school leaders, instructional coaches, and grade and department chairs as they work to become effective instructional leaders.

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Areas of Expertise

Instructional Coaches Academy

Empower your coaches and the leaders who support them.

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Principal Leadership

Develop learning leaders for learning schools.

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School Improvement

Create a culture of collective responsibility in your schools.

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Publications & Resources

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NSDC’s standards: Standards ease the shift from isolation to collaboration

Support new learning communities with the standards. (Available to the public.)

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NSDC’s Standards Provide Building Blocks To Support Principals Throughout The Year

A principal’s standards journey through the school year. (Available to the public.)

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Review The Essential Ingredients For Adult Learning

Leaders can’t take their knowledge of the standards for granted.

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JSD, Fall 2007

NSDC’s standards: Standards assessment guides Georgia’s transformation

One state takes steps from adoption to measurement of alignment to statewide implementation of NSDC’s standards. (Available to the public.)

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