Our team is student-centered, equity-driven, authentic, and bold.

We bring an asset-based approach to each partnership with the goal of ensuring that all students engage in liberated learning – learning that is not only academically rigorous, but also affirms student identity, prepares students socially and emotionally, and creates meaningful opportunities for students to explore their interests and shape their communities.

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We Believe That

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Students deserve liberated learning experiences

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Authentic partnerships with families and communities are essential

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Leaders and teachers must have a roadmap and robust structures to support their growth

Our Mission

“To engage students in liberated learning that draws on the assets and uniqueness of each school community.”

We want to fundamentally change the way leaders engage school communities to reimagine and implement liberated student learning experiences.

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How it all Started

LiberatED Way emerged from Academy for Urban School Leadership’s learnings from over 15 years of transforming neighborhood public schools in Chicago. Our work began as a pilot within the AUSL network to embrace innovation in school improvement.

How We Developed

We have leveraged our learning to develop our LiberatED Way model, a school revitalization partnership approach tailored by and for each school community. Our LiberatED Way team serves as a strategic partner to schools and districts nationally who believe in the power and potential of a community-driven approach to school improvement.

What we can do for your school or district

Our experienced team of current and former school and systems-level leaders works arm in arm with your leadership team to:

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Inclusively design an equity-centered vision for the student experience

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Establish and sharpen foundational structures for culture and instruction

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Foster authentic family and community partnerships

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Create robust teacher development systems aligned to the desired student experience

Our Core Team

MARTIN GREEN

MARTIN GREEN General Manager

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SHELBY HILDRETH

SHELBY HILDRETH Director of Program Design

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JETAUN WHITTLESEY

JETAUN WHITTLESEY Senior Program Manager

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ULRIC SHANNON

ULRIC SHANNON Director of Partner Engagement

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RICK JAGER

RICK JAGER Program Consultant

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DINA EVERAGE

DINA EVERAGE Senior Program Manager

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Molly Leger

Molly Leger Manager of Strategic Initiatives

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Christine Diaz

Christine Diaz Leadership Development Partner

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Ryan Nobles

Ryan Nobles Strategy & Implementation Partner

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Jack Alexander

Jack Alexander Strategy & Implementation Partner

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