Facebook Live Recaps: Leaders Reflect on School Transformations


School districts across the country constantly face unique challenges. Having teachers and administrators join forces to help solve different issues and create effective learning environments can be an efficient and sensible course of action.

Leaders from different schools spoke with us at this year’s Leadership Academy, hosted by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), about how they are creating impactful learning cultures in their districts. You can watch the Facebook Live interviews below.

David Moyer

Superintendent, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205, Illinois

Superintendent David Moyer discusses his implementation of Instructional Rounds to improve the culture at his school. He specifically describes using the Rigor and Relevance Framework as an organizational tool in this process. Moyer also dives into the school’s participation in the inaugural national Innovation and Transformational Leadership Network. Watch the interview below to learn more.

Jason Browning

Director of Secondary Education, Logan County Schools, West Virginia

In this interview, Director of Secondary Education Jason Browning explains how he was able to shift Logan County Schools to No. 32 from No. 52 out of 55 in terms of state testing scores during the course of three years. The change, he says, was made possible by bringing teachers and administrators together to become one unified voice for their students. Find out more about Browning’s tactics below.

Barbara Newman and Vicki Jones

Executive Director of Teaching and Learning; Director of Professional Growth, Gilbert Public Schools, Arizona

Barbara Newman and Vicki Jones share details about their district’s partnership with ICLE and their three-year plan for leadership development. Newman and Jones value being intentional and strategic with everything they do—including implementing the Rigor and Relevance Framework. Watch the full interview to learn more.

Linda Parker and Dana Barnes

Deputy Superintendent; Executive Director of Educational Services, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, Texas

Linda Parker and Dana Barnes from the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District describe a major initiative they are working on: their 10-year strategic plan. This plan aims primarily to personalize learning for children, ensuring that lessons meet the needs of individual students. Learn more about their ideologies and successes in the video below.


Leadership Academy 2018 has come and gone, but it’s not too early to register for our Model Schools Conference in Washington, D.C., from June 23–26, 2019. Learn from our experts, Model Schools, and Innovative Districts about how you can act for impact in your district.

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