Professional Education

Practice-based, equity-centered professional learning that helps teachers and leaders meet the challenges they face today.

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Ongoing Support for Teachers and Leaders

Working Together

Relay Professional Education partners with schools, systems (independent, district and charter), peer organizations, and states to help bring their vision for their learning community to life. Our goal is to see measurable improvements in participants’ effectiveness, satisfaction, and tenure in their schools, and a positive impact on all students’ academic growth and school experience.  

The Relay Experience

We offer virtual workshops, fellowship programs (with virtual and in person options), and tailored coaching, all with an approach that is:

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Actionable and practice-based: Educators learn and practice skills they can apply tomorrow.

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Evidence-based and data-informed: We share strategies drawn from our faculty’s deep experience, and focus on how to use data to continuously improve.

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Equity-centered and culturally-responsive: Educators will develop their ability to create inclusive and affirming learning spaces.

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Supportive and community-oriented: Our faculty intentionally create inclusive and affirming adult learning spaces, where participants are encouraged to create community and bring their full selves.



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participants report that the training helped them to be more effective in their roles.

“This was the best facilitated online session I have attended. What a great model for our teachers and for myself as a leader. I am blown away by how engaging, organized, and meaningful this session was.”

—Heather Lee-Joy, Assistant Principal, KIPP Austin Brave

“I loved how intentional everything was. The questions and break-out groups felt super appropriate and really helped my understanding of the material.”

—Liz Potosky, Teacher, Columbus Collegiate Academy

“Participating in Relay's Leadership Programs turned pedagogy into meaningful outcomes for our kids, which, in my opinion, ranks it among the best professional development opportunities for educators across the globe.”

—Eddie Rangel, Executive Director of Adelante Schools

“Relay’s leadership programs were really a turning point in my career path. While I thought I was a strong leader before, Relay gave me specific tools and language to use that supported my work in ways that made it more effective and efficient.”

—Jeanine Zitta, Network Superintendent, St. Louis Public Schools

Our Partners

Relay is honored to partner with school districts, charter management organizations, and state agencies from around the country. Here is just a sample of our many partners.

Meet the Team

The Relay Professional Education Team is a diverse and dynamic group of individuals with a wealth of experience and a shared goal: to make our Professional Education offerings as effective, exciting, and impactful as possible.

Explore Teacher Professional Education

Browse the catalog of virtual workshops and learn more about our fellowship program for teachers.

Explore Our Leadership Programs

Learn about our fellowship programs and tailored coaching and support for leaders at every level.