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Educator and Student Support

School Leadership

Smiling Hispanic male high school teacher principal stands outside on campus. Students are talking in the background.

The school principal lays the critical foundation for an effective school. Not surprisingly, research shows that there is an empirical correlation between the quality of school leadership and greater student achievement.

IDRA works with principal and instructional leadership teams to establish transformational approaches that build self-efficacy, a positive and inclusive school culture, data-informed instruction, and student-centered systems.


Leadership Coaching

IDRA’s school improvement coaches work with district and campus leadership teams to help them polish their own skillsets that lead to effective delivery of high-quality deeper learning and evidence-based instruction. For example, IDRA’s Re-energizing Leadership to Achieve Greater Student Success project is helping principals and administrative team members in two school districts to more effectively improve student outcomes in diverse schools. That project built on IDRA’s School TurnAround and Reenergizing for Success (STAARS) Leaders project. Both of these examples were federally funded. IDRA also works with school leadership teams through other means.


Serving Emergent Bilingual Students

IDRA supports all phases of effective emergent bilingual (English learner) student education, from planning through implementation, community engagement and sustainability for student success through training of mentors and coaches. Our work is informed by decades of research and real-world experience. See IDRA resources for schools, including our Semillitas de Aprendizaje™ early childhood bilingual supplemental curriculum and Good Schools and Classrooms for Children Learning English.


IDRA EAC-South

The IDRA EAC-South is one of four federally-funded centers that provide technical assistance and training at the request of school districts and other responsible governmental agencies to build capacity of local educators to ensure a more equitable learning environment for all students. See website


IDRA Contract Services

IDRA provides on-site and virtual training and technical assistance to thousands of teachers and students across the country and to schools, school districts and other groups. Sample service package include: