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    GLISI helps improve Georgia districts/schools by developing leaders as part of highly effective teams.

We're Developing Leaders

Strong leaders are the best lever to make the greatest impact on the most students.

What People Are Saying


GLISI's Base Camp and Leadership Summit is an experience that I would encourage districts to think about as a multi-year experience. Calhoun City has truly benefited from sending multiple teams over a two year period, which has allowed us to build greater support, secure greater buy-in, and ensure sustained focus on our goal.

- Peter Coombe, Director of Communications , Calhoun City Schools

GLISI helped our district to define competencies for principals and assistant principals. They helped us critique our own practice, improving the quality of feedback to teachers. It’s making a difference in the classroom.

- Dr. April Howard, Superintendent , Jackson County School System

We have had many strategic plans, but for the first time, our school plans are connected to the district plan and we have a process for monitoring implementation. GLISI was by our side every step of the way.

- Dr. Angela Pringle, Regional Superintendent , DeKalb County School District

I knew I was a good teacher, but attending Base Camp and Leadership Summit and having the opportunity to work side-by-side with key leaders (in breakout sessions) was critical in transforming my perspective on the change process and its possibilities. I understand now that the process is bigger than me and my classroom and that being a part of it is key to ensuring that my school and my community are places of excellence.

- Carrie Staines, Teacher, Druid Hills High School , DeKalb County School District


GLISI Receives $1,000 Gift from GSBA

Last week, new GLISI board member and incoming GSBA Executive Director, Valarie Wilson, presented GLISI with a check for $1,000 to to help advance our mission of developing world-class education leaders.


What comes after you develop a district Strategic Improvement Plan? School improvement plans aligned to the district plan. Last week, GLISI’s Director of Leadership Development, Patty Heitmuller, and Chief Program Officer, Mary Anne Charron, helped 24 Fayette County school leadership teams draft school improvement plans that drive toward district-wide priorities such as incorporating literacy standards in schools, providing professional learning on close reading, and building high levels of text complexity into daily instruction. (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Everybody’s doing it. Or they say they are. But does your PLC really measure up to these six characteristics of authentic professional learning communities? bit.ly/1KxgpET ... See MoreSee Less

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Become A Better Leader Now

Performance-Based Modules

Performance Based Modules (PBMs) are leadership curriculum designed with pre and post performance assessments which provide the learner real-time leadership instruction. GLISI’s PBMs specifically divide large performance tasks into segmented training sessions. They include excellent tools that are available as e-forms, which may be used to complete the module or independently as separate leadership templates.

Conducting Effective Meetings to Improve Student Achievement & Organizational Effectiveness (PBM)

Conducting Effective Meetings is a Performance-based Module containing specific strategies and tools for improving...

Give Effective Performance Feedback (PBM)

Feedback is a response to a particular process or activity and is intended to...

Lead a Team to Analyze Root Causes Using Quality Tools (PBM)

To find the right solutions for deficiencies in students’ achievement, those who are working...

Team With Your Community (PBM)

Every school is part of a community. The official attendance area obviously includes the...

Featured Resources

Collective Impact in Education: GLISI Research Brief

How can districts make their partnerships designed to improve student learning more effective? One new promising strategy is collective impact. Collective impact is a recently developed strategy that shows how like-minded organizations can join forces to bring about long-lasting positive change in their communities. Particularly, this brief examines how collective impact works in an educational context to improve student achievement and suggests ways to adapt the approach for success in rural settings.


Base Camp 46

GLISI Welcomes its 46th cohort to the Mountain!

Stone Mountain, GA

Base Camp 47

Base Camp 47 Begins!

Stone Mountain, GA