Wanda Maloney, Chief Academic Officer of Sweetwater School District #1, offers the latest raves about the impact of the CLI Model within her district! In her letter of recommendation, she states, “I would be remiss if I did not mention that all of these efforts led to increased student proficiency within our district! During the timeframe that CLI has supported our district, we saw double-digit increases on state assessment scores and teachers noted their efficacy in teaching these skills . . . improved.”
Tiffany Kohl, Director Of Curriculum & Instruction/Grants at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School District 307, states, “CLI provided the structure and organization to move forward and this has resulted in decision making and action taking that leads to improvement,” is one of the reasons our model leads to a lasting improvement in the districts with whom we work. CLI worked with Bradley-Bourbonnais (Bradley, Illinois) from 2013 to 2017. Click PDF link to read more!
Another new letter of recommendation is from Kelly Gentry, the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Director of USD 417 in Council Grove, Kansas. Kelly notes the stand-out points about CLI including:
• Fostering teacher leadership is built into the process.
• Mandates and outside initiatives can be dealt with systematically.
• Content will be understood deeply throughout the district. Do you actually KNOW what your core program is? You will, after working with CLI.
The following curriculum leaders and superintendents have had extensive experience with Curriculum Leadership Institute. Please download this PDF document by clicking the PDF icon to read about their first-hand experiences and successes with CLI. Alternatively, click on names below to download individual letters of recommendation.
• Betsy Sell
Assistant Superintendent, Park County SD No. 6 (retired)
• Sara McGinnis
2017 Wyoming Curriculum Director of the Year
Curriculum Director, Sheridan County School District #1
• Kevin P. Garvey
Retired Superintendent, Sublette County SD #9
Big Piney, Wyoming
• Devin Embray
Superintendent, Glenwood Community School District
• Carmen Ayala
Superintendent, Berwyn North School District 98,
Formerly, Dr. Ayala was the assistant superintendent for curriculum & instruction at Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Plainfield, Illinois.
Former Superintendent, Sheridan County School District #1
Prior to his service at Sheridan CSD#1, Marty Kobza was the Superintendent of Schools in Eudora, Kansas and also Hot Springs County School District #1, Thermopollis, WY.
Former Superintendent, Converse County School District #2
• Mark Fredisdorf
Retired Superintendent, Pleasantdale School District 107
Burr Ridge, Illinois