Creating Teachers of Excellence

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) has trained 1,371 teachers and provides advisory services for schools across the country.

Serving Historically Underinvested Communities

AUSL focuses on the meeting the needs of students in underinvested communities through our Chicago Teacher Residency and LiberatED Way Advisory Services team

Training High-Quality Teachers

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

Creating Community-Driven Visions for Student Experiences

LiberatED Way rallies students, families, and communities around a shared vision for the student experience that leads to whole-child success

The LiberatED Way Advisory Services Team

Combines knowledge of instructional leadership, design, DEI, and family engagement to help co-design a community centered vision for student experiences.

Building a Strong, Diverse Teacher Workforce

CTR Named one of the Nation’s top Programs for Contributing to a Strong, Diverse Teacher Workforce

Creating Teachers of Excellence

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) has trained 1,371 teachers and provides advisory services for schools across the country.

Serving Historically Underinvested Communities

AUSL focuses on the meeting the needs of students in underinvested communities through our Chicago Teacher Residency and LiberatED Way Advisory Services team

Training High-Quality Teachers

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

Creating Community-Driven Visions for Student Experiences

LiberatED Way rallies students, families, and communities around a shared vision for the student experience that leads to whole-child success

The LiberatED Way Advisory Services team

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

Building a Strong, Diverse Teacher Workforce

CTR Named one of the Nation’s top Programs for Contributing to a Strong, Diverse Teacher Workforce

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) provides equity-focused programming to improve educational outcomes for students in underinvested communities. 

Equity in Education Starts with Student-Centered Training and Strategy

Our two service lines leverage two decades of learning to deliver programing that reaches students, teachers, school leaders, district leaders, and school communities.

Chicago Teacher Residency

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

LiberatED Way Advisory Services

LiberatED Way is a national school advisory service that works with leaders to dream, author, and create student-centered and community-driven visions for learning. We bring that vision to life by helping school communities understand and implement the practical strategies  that lead to whole-child success.

Chicago Teacher Residency

We recruit and train the next generation of diverse, high-quality teachers through a one-year teacher training program for talented professionals who passionately believe that all students deserve a quality education.

Fast facts

75%

Current CTR class identify as teachers of color

1,371

Chicago Teacher Residency Alumni

69%

Residents train in hard-to-staff content areas

“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 Duncan, 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.

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.

LiberatED Way Advisory Services

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

Fast facts

50,000+

Students are reached annually by LiberatED Way services across 65+ schools nationwide

96%

Of staff at our partner schools say that LiberatED Way is impactful or very impactful for their school

87%

Of staff say that LiberatED Way helped them articulate a whole-child vision for student success

“The LiberatED Way team’s deep experience in school improvement and its coherent approach to teacher development have played a key role in helping us define and institutionalize our vision for student success.”

– Dr. Robin McDurham, CEO, Transformation Waco

Events at AUSL

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

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