Partnering with school districts and community organizations through professional learning, coaching, consulting and program evaluation
Working with leaders to become more reflective practitioners, more deliberate decision-makers, and more capable leaders so that those they serve can perform at their highest level.
Engaging partners in high-quality, meaningful program evaluation practices to increase knowledge and understanding that impacts the lives of those in their systems and beyond.
Partnering with organizations to solve science-related education issues, develop organizational capacity, and better serve their constituents.
“The Center is supporting us every step of the way by providing professional learning and support to both our teachers and our school leaders. Our students are so much more engaged in learning and are not only developing concepts and skills, but are also becoming stronger problem solvers and critical thinkers. Our teachers can see a difference in student learning and this is the proof that this work is worth it.”
~Krista Lewis, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, Newark Central School District
“The Center for Professional Development and Education Reform at the University of Rochester has been instrumental in our equity work in the district for the past three years. The team encourages us to think ‘outside the box’ and consider all aspects of addressing equity and inclusion, which is our top district priority. Their passion and commitment to collaborating with us in conducting a needs assessment and throughout all areas of this process have been exceptional!”
~Nerlande Anselme, assistant superintendent of student & family services, and Diane Wynne, director of wellness & equity, Rush-Henrietta Central School District