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Network of Leaders and Learners

About us: The Network of Leaders and Learners is a capacity building initiative designed to connect and encourage educators through innovative professional learning experiences.

One of our specific goals is to build capacity and support rural education in Idaho.  The Network engages in practice-research partnerships to identify challenges and collaborate on finding solutions. Rural leaders (superintendents, principals, and teacher-leaders) often wear many hats and are spread very thin. We work to find ways to support these educational leaders from the system level to the classroom by improving support strategies, services, and collaboration on the quality and viability of rural teacher, principal and superintendent pipelines (including recruitment, preparation, development, and retention).

We want to create and sustain partnerships between higher education and PK-12 with a commitment to continuous improvement in leadership development and educational practice. Specifically, the Network is an effort to further bridge the gap between research, policy, and practice through ongoing partnerships between researchers and practitioners. By working together, those who do rigorous analysis and those who need strong evidence to inform their work can have a greater impact on policy and practice.

We have a talented network of presenters, coaches, researchers, facilitators, and graduate students who are prepared to work with you on a wide range of topics.


Dedicated to creating successful leaders and communities of learning.


Supporting a system of leaders at all levels to achieve the best outcomes.


Build relationships, share effective practices, manage change, and commit to continuous improvement.