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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 research, service, and learning experiences.

One of our specific goals is to build capacity and support for 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 educator pipelines (including recruitment, preparation, development, and retention).

We want to create and sustain partnerships between higher education and P-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.


Dedicated to creating successful leaders and communities of learning.


Supporting an ecosystem of leaders and learners at all levels to achieve the best outcomes for Idaho’s children and communities.


Leverage strengths, foster relationships, build bridges, look for innovation, speak in possibilities, navigate change, and commit to continuous improvement.