To create supportive, face to face, right-fit professional learning spaces for educators to see, share, and refine their practice across schools in Kansas City
1/3 of the bottom 5% of districts in Missouri are in the KC metro.
Schools Must Continuously Improve
25 districts in the KC metro are in the top 50% of districts in Missouri
Reservoirs of Expertise Exist
8 districts in the KC metro received 100% of their annual performance points
Let’s Share Our Immense Talent
Our goal is for no students to be served by a KC metro district performing in the bottom 25% of Missouri.
The Kansas City Education Collective uses three key strategies to the connect reservoirs of expertise across the city and improve schools for students. In each of these strategies educators can see, share, and refine best practices with each other across Kansas City.
Meet the Team
Joe is a KC educator and instructional coach who believes that there is immense creative talent and ideas within the local education ecosystem and that never has it been more important for educators to see each other in practice. Joe has been coaching teacher colleagues and teams for nearly a decade in KC from a strength-based coaching stance. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Penn State University, a M.S. in School Administration from the University of Central Missouri, and is pursuing his Instructional Coaching Certification through Jim Knight's Instructional Coaching Group.
Keith is a KC instructional coach and professional learning designer who believes that a collective vision of what is possible in education—gathered from observing each other across schools—will lead to better outcomes for educators and students. After teaching English for four years in the Dominican Republic at an Expeditionary Learning school, Keith moved to Kansas City where he has worked as a teacher, team lead, and coach at Guadalupe Centers High School for the past five years. Keith holds a Master's in Multicultural Education with TESOL, and participated in the Kansas City Leadership Cohort in the 2017-2018 school year.