On a mission to leverage collaboration so that it not only leads to personal and professional growth but also positively shapes school culture, and impacts the learning and achievement of every student.
I view leaders of collaborative learning as powerful change agents and as positive influencers within school culture.
With three decades of combined experience teaching, leading, and consulting in schools, I have trained and developed hundreds of teacher leaders, instructional coaches, and administrators to leverage their teams to advance opportunities and outcomes for all learners, particularly for students who are traditionally marginalized.
A Skillful Intentional Approach to leading your colleagues starts with you. I'm excited to support you and your school leaders to skillfully lead the teams you have and develop into the intentional leaders you want to become.
Ready to support you.
Collaboratively craft a meaningful district or school mission, vision, values and strategic action plan with teacher leadership and teams as key drivers for change.
Implement a robust system of training and support for your teacher leaders, instructional coaches, and the district/school leaders who support them.
Recharge your leadership teams and teacher teams so they function at the highest level and positively impact learning and organizational culture.
Chief Academic Officer with Principal
Executive VP for Instructional Coaches
"Elisa played a pivotal role in our school being awarded a $900,000 School Redesign grant from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She was incredible at leading our Turnaround Team in a meaningful, engaging process that resulted in writing a sustainable improvement plan that was a true representation of what our staff, families and community envisioned for our school. Several years later, we are making gains as we implement the plan."
Chief Academic Officer
New Bedford Public Schools
Roosevelt Middle School
"...our network of instructional coaches found Elisa's insights to be right on target and they wanted more. Elisa tailored each professional learning experience to our specific needs and afterwards, our instructional partners, principals and lead teachers shared that it was exactly what they needed to move forward..."
Executive Vice President
Alabama Best Practices Center
Department Chair on Leadership Team
"... the retreat provided an opportunity to discuss, brainstorm and think deeply about our administrative leadership team without distraction. Elisa balanced learning with real conversations, and I left feeling hopeful and optimistic. The retreat solidified that we are high-functioning and it is ok to be on a continuum."
Counseling Department Chair
Newton Public Schools