Leading the Way

Students today are learning in an environment that is unique to the pandemic. Yet online learning has been a viable learning model for many years. In fact, many of the amazing educators we partner with have developed strategies and solutions that work—and successfully scale up to meet the needs of all students.

Leading the Way is a new series featuring conversations with some of these education leaders. Their experience, expertise, and commitment to students’ learning provide valuable insights and lessons learned as we all forge the path forward, with them leading the way.

Leading the way-Debra-Giacolone

Debra Giacolone, Executive Director of Student Support Services, Sarasota County Public Schools, Florida

Many districts have identified the health and well-being of students and staff among their top priorities as schools reopen this fall....


Leading the way-Tom Vacanti

Tom Vacanti, City School District of Albany, NY: Getting Back to the Basics

Amid change and uncertainty, there are educators among us who are leading the way. Day in and day out, they are fully engaged in the challenging work of moving education...



James Butler, Tucson USD: The Show Must Go On

As we grapple with the reality of school in the midst of a pandemic, educators are striving to show up every day, bringing the best they can offer in order to serve the needs of their students and their school community. The most valuable resource...