• INSPIRE EDUCATORS To Imagine New Possibilities, Take Action + Lead Change

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  • UNLOCK THE BRILLIANCE IN THE BUILDING

    Tap into the ideas and potential of front line educators to drive innovation in schools, improve equity in education, and shape the future of school.

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  • TEACHERS ARE THE SINGLE GREATEST FORCE IN TRANSFORMING STUDENT OUTCOMES

    Learn more about the incredible work of educators leading change.

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Empowering teachers to transform schools from within

We achieve impact by developing innovative education leaders, effective solutions to pressing problems, and global networks to dramatically improve student outcomes.

Innovative Educators

Innovative Educators

TrueSchool develops the knowledge, practices, and mindsets of educators as innovators within schools.

Effective Solutions

Effective Solutions

TrueSchool leads to the creation and adoption of new solutions with evidence of improving student outcomes.

National Networks

National Networks

TrueSchool connects a national network of education leaders to collaborate and share ideas.

Solution Blueprints

TrueSchool Solution Blueprints incorporate all major components of school transformation efforts. They are designed to be an actionable, shareable document that functions as a high-level overview of the plan to guide actions to improve student outcomes.

Henry Elementary School, Chicago

Henry Elementary School, Chicago

Developing a curriculum and culture of literacy for a linguistically diverse student population

Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy, Chicago

Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy, Chicago

Creating authentic STEM learning experiences through project-based learning

Steinmetz College Prep High School, Chicago

Steinmetz College Prep High School, Chicago

Designing a “College Cafe”--a space for 9th and 10th grade students to get inspired, ask questions, and plan for college


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Stacy Stewart

Stacy Stewart

Principal / Belmont-Cragin Elementary

“The steps we passed through during this project with the hands-on scientific approach to gather information and analyze our theories opened the minds of our team members to change the status quo. The work and experiences we have had will result in changes at our school at the fundamental level.”

Bryan Quinlan

Bryan Quinlan

Principal / James Monroe Elementary

“TrueSchool approaches professional learning differently. Instead of a presenter talking at people, the solution is coming from the talented professionals in the room. This model is not only engaging for the adult learner, but it benefits the profession. Moreover, I believe it creates a better solution as educators are expert problem solvers and people on the ground level know the work closest.”

Ben Kutylo

Ben Kutylo

Former Director of Program Investments / Chicago Public Education Fund

”In continued conversations, TrueSchool brought great ideas to the table. They also welcomed and offered collaboration and feedback throughout the entire process, quickly adapting to Chicago’s context. The Fund’s team is lean and we work with many external stakeholders in Chicago. The TrueSchool team brought the capacity, professionalism and attention to detail that The Fund needed to manage a large-scale, highly-visible program.”

Albert Cordero

Albert Cordero

Teacher & EDesigner / Belmont-Cragin Elementary

”It is very empowering to know that one has the ability to contribute ideas and to influence the direction of our school. I am not sure every teacher has the chance to experience this kind of involvement. We are lucky to have a principal, teacher collaborative culture, and a partnership with your organization that has given us the chance to make a real difference.”

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