Fostering Quality Schools: A Comprehensive Approach to School Improvement

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Foster school improvement with an on-premise district or school facilitator who will coach leaders on bringing about rapid and sustainable growth using research-based systems.

WestEd has helped MSAD 35 (Maine School Administrative District) develop a system of proficiency-based teaching and learning. This work taught us to routinely use standards to drive our work, and reinforced the importance of collaboration and professional learning in improving both teacher practice and student outcomes.”

— Heidi Early-Hersey, Director of Teaching and Learning, MSAD 35, Eliot and South Berwick, ME

Who Will Benefit

  • School Leaders
  • District Leaders
  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • School Stakeholders
  • Students

What You Will Learn

You will learn how to:

  • Engage school teams in systems thinking
  • Foster growth mindsets in your school
  • Address root causes of your challenges
  • Support quality teaching and learning
  • Keep your students at the center of improvement efforts

Service Details

The service includes:

  • Initial data-gathering sessions
  • Stakeholder face-to-face meetings
  • One-to-one coaching for school leaders
  • Job-embedded professional development for teachers
  • Virtual professional learning and coaching

Dates are agreed upon with each school.

The service takes place at your district or school site.

WestEd support includes:

  • Analyzing your current system
  • Engaging school teams in systems thinking
  • Fostering growth mindsets in your school
  • Supporting quality teaching and learning

What Makes This Service Unique

Our experts have a deep understanding of the challenges that schools face. We meet schools where they are, and tailor our approach to meet individual school needs.


For information on pricing, please contact Robert Rosenfeld, Lead Trainer and School Assistance and Intervention Team Lead, at

LEARN MORE > For more information about the Fostering Quality Schools service, please contact us. Julie Colton at 781.481.1135 or if you are located east of the Mississippi River. Robert Rosenfeld at 415.717.5450 or if you are located west of the Mississippi River.