This program is a selective opportunity for partner organizations with an ongoing investment in Relay national programs and a demonstrated commitment to implementation. We aim to work with a nested team of leaders (i.e. supervisors, building leaders, instructional leaders) all of whom demonstrate strong critical thinking and a relentless focus on equity and student achievement, have the time to commit to rigorous coaching, and are passionate about integrating Relay content and tools into local practice in service of the partner’s goals.
Regional Support engagements blend Relay’s expertise in instructional leadership with partner’s goals in service of equity and student achievement. Below are some examples of what can be achieved through this program:
- Observation and Feedback: Build the systems that create a culture of feedback, and work alongside a Relay coach to improve the quality of instructional coaching in your school or system
- Data Informed Instruction: Create a year long assessment calendar and analysis plan. Analyze the data alongside a Relay coach and strategically plan to reteach to accelerate learning for all students.
- Leading an Equity-Centered Student Culture: Define your values and commitments to equity and use them to create systems and routines that build a rigorous, engaging learning culture where all community members know that they are loved.
- Strategic Planning: Work side-by-side with a Relay coach to evaluate the strengths and opportunities for growth in your system, build a plan to develop a vibrant, equity-centered culture where student achievement thrives
Regional Support is a multi-year commitment to work closely with a Relay coach to embed Relay content into the local context in service of your organization’s instructional leadership goals. Participants will benefit from:
- Expert faculty: Learn from experienced practitioners with demonstrated accomplishments in the field
- Regular coaching and feedback: Receive regular coaching, support and feedback through 1:1 or small group work with a Relay coach
- On-site school visits: Walk your school(s) alongside Relay faculty to celebrate areas of strength and collaborate on areas of focus and growth.
- Strategic planning: Based on school visits and 1:1 work with Relay faculty, work with a Relay coach to map out a strategic plan and playbook to implement the Relay content in service of centering both equity, achievement and your organization's goals.
What makes a great partnership? Learn about more about what kind of organizations we work with and how we support them in Supporting Conditions and Infrastructure.
Regional Leadership Programs engagements are tailor made to support the partner’s goals in service of equity and student achievement. Below is an example of what the first year of a multi-year engagement could look like.
Coaching packages are customized based on an area of focus and Relay’s recommendation on the highest impact suite of services. Please complete the interest form below to set up an introductory conversation with our team which will inform a customized proposal for your organization.
For deadlines and more details on how to apply/ request seats in our programs, see The Partnership Process.
The individualized coaching and feedback sessions have challenged my thinking and push me to identify skills to be developed, key strengths, strategies for school and district-wide improvement, and a laser focus on achieving established goals.
- Robin Davson
Robin Davson's Story
“Relay’s Leadership Programs had sharpened my expertise in School Culture, Observation Feedback, and Data-Driven instruction from when I was a Principal overseeing one school to now a Deputy Superintendent helping to support 23 schools. Our work has created cohesion across our district on best instructional practices and equips school leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively re-imagine instructional practices, leading them towards dramatically improving student outcomes. The individualized coaching and feedback sessions have challenged my thinking and push me to identify skills to be developed, key strengths, strategies for school and district-wide improvement, and a laser focus on achieving established goals.”
Robin Davson, Deputy Community Superintendent, NYC DOE District 5