AUSL focuses on the meeting the needs of students in under invested communities through our Chicago Teacher Residency and LIBERATED WAY Advisory Services team

Creating Teachers of Excellence

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) has trained over 1,000 teachers and manages 15 schools.

Training High-Quality Teachers

Join the Chicago Teacher Residency to learn, teach, and inspire.

The LIBERATED WAY Advisory Services team

Combines knowledge of instructional leadership, design, DEI, and family engagement to help school communities.

AUSL focuses on the meeting the needs of students in under invested communities through our Chicago Teacher Residency and LIBERATED WAY Advisory Services team

Creating Teachers of Excellence

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) has trained over 1,000 teachers and manages 15 schools.

Training High-Quality Teachers

Join the Chicago Teacher Residency to learn, teach, and inspire.

The LIBERATED WAY Advisory Services team

Combines knowledge of instructional leadership, design, DEI, and family engagement to help school communities.

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is an education equity focused not-for-profit.

Fast facts

80%

Current CTR class identify as teachers of color

1,200+

Chicago Teacher Residency Alumni

59%

Residents identify as first-generation college students

Equity in Education Starts with Good Teachers

We leverage nearly two decades of learnings through our partnerships with schools and school districts across the country with the goal of unlocking student potential.

To achieve the goal of providing access to an excellent education, we have three service lines:

Chicago Teacher Residency

Residents earn a scholarship, a Master of Education at DePaul University and gain in-classroom experience from a mentor teacher. Graduates are hired as a teacher in a CPS Opportunity School with an annual salary of $68,000.

Advisory Services

The Liberated Way team supports forward-thinking schools and systems-level leaders to partner with their school communities in defining, calibrating on, and implementing an equity-driven vision for the student experience.

School Management

AUSL infused $100 million in teacher training and school enhancements and saw increases in the percentage of 8th-grade students at or above grade level in reading and math in its network schools.
Donors like you allow us to meet the educational and social-emotional needs of students in under-resourced communities

A key approach to recruiting and training teachers is through investment in public-private partnerships that recruit and train excellent educators committed to serving our most at-risk students.

Events at AUSL

AUSL creates change through our Chicago Teacher Residency, school supports, and Advisory services. See the upcoming events from our three services lines.
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Advisory Services

LiberatED Way: Students and families in underserved communities want to see school reimagined. They want experiences that are rigorous, relevant, tend to students’ social and emotional needs and affirm student identity.

We support forward-thinking school and systems-level leaders to authentically partner with their school communities in defining, calibrating on, and implementing an equity-driven vision for the student experience that leads to whole-child success.

“I’m a huge, huge fan of who you are (CTR), what you are going to do, and the AUSL family. There’s nothing more important that we can do than put great teachers into the classrooms of our children across Chicago, particularly in our most underserved communities.

Our students are going to need teaches who believe in them, who see their potential, who can help them through the stress and trauma to envision a set of possibilities way beyond what the day to day reality might feel like.

Your collective commitment and courage inspire me.”

– Arne Duncam, former Secretary of Education and CEO of Chicago Public Schools, speaking at graduation on the power of the CTR to transform educational outcomes for students.

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