Regional Support

Targeted coaching and support to further develop strong leaders and deepen implementation of effective instructional and cultural strategies.

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Program Participants

Regional Support is a selective coaching opportunity for partner organizations with an ongoing investment in Relay national programs and a demonstrated commitment to implementation. We aim to work with a vertically aligned team of leaders (i.e. supervisors, building leaders, instructional leaders) who 1) demonstrate strong critical thinking and a relentless focus on equity and student achievement, 2) have the time to commit to rigorous coaching, and 3) are passionate about integrating Relay content and tools into local practice in service of the partner’s goals.


Program Focus

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 Regional Support:

  • 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 and build a plan to develop a vibrant, equity-centered culture where student achievement thrives

Program Experience

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, map out a strategic plan and playbook to implement the Relay content in service of centering equity, achievement and your organization's goals.

About Partnership

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.

Or, look for answers to any general questions you may have on our FAQs page.

Program Schedule

Regional Support 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.

Dates

Activities

Purpose

Summer Training

June or July

Attend National ILPD

Build baseline across all Relay core content

August

Strategic Planning

Gather key leaders across the district to collaborate on a strategic plan to implement key learnings from summer training

Year 1 Support

September, November, January, March

0.5 day per school

Coaching visits

Conduct School Visit to assess priority focus areas (Big Rocks) for the year, monitor progress, and provide real-time coaching and strategic planning for school teams

0.5 day per Principal Supervisor

Virtual coaching

Coach and develop Principal Supervisor to lead leaders to implement Relay content

October, December, February, April

1 day per school team

Virtual coaching

1:1 coaching and skill development, strategic planning and virtual professional development PD for the instructional leadership team

0.5 day per Principal Supervisor

Virtual coaching

Coach and develop Principal Supervisor to lead leaders to implement Relay content

1 day (Oct and Feb only)

Organization-wide PD

Provide follow up professional development around key lever aligned to partnership goals

Year 2 Planning

May 2024

2 days

Strategic Planning

Gather key leaders to assess progress on Y1 strategic plan and map out goals and drivers for Y2

1 day

Organization-wide PD

Provide follow up professional development PD around key lever aligned to partnership goals

Program Cost

Regional Support 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.

Robin Davson
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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

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