LEAD Project

ROE#21 was selected as one of six ROEs in the state to receive the TEAM LEAD|Ed Grant. The grant includes Regional Offices of Education (ROE) 1, 17, 19, 21, 28, and 50.  Each ROE is staffed with a LEAD Coordinator to help facilitate the work and maximize the outcomes of the LEAD Project. This project supports principals by building capacity to become stronger leaders, and to create the conditions needed to improve teacher effectiveness. The capacity building will have a direct impact on student outcomes by ensuring that all school districts in the state have access to highly competent school leaders capable of improving instructional quality. 

The purpose of this grant is to increase principal effectiveness in areas that lead to increases in student achievement. The project goals include developing effective principals in public and private schools located in rural, suburban, or urban settings that:

  • increase principal time spent on instruction improvements
  • improve instructional quality by engaging teachers in an on-going change process
  • positively impact student learning, particularly with high-need students

Pam Walden, Ed.S.

LEAD Hub Coordinator

Three Major Project Components of the Grant

Cycles of Inquiry The process of identifying and strategizing solutions for problems that affect student learning.


Leadership Framework Develop the structures (school improvement teams, district leadership teams, etc.) to bring educators together.

Time Utilization Process Creating time in the school day to support student achievement.