We offer high-quality adult learning based on research — so you can lead schools where all students are happy and proud.

We’ve launched over 50 professional learning partnerships in 2022 – 2023, reaching school and system leaders across more than 30 states. Learn more about partnering with CEL. 

Explore our professional learning opportunities.

Our contextualized partnerships impact leaders across the system — so you can create instructional practices and learning environments that help all students thrive.

Central Office Leaders

Empower school leaders to lead for great student learning experiences and equitable outcomes.

School Leaders

Prioritize student experience to grow collective leadership for equitable instruction and environments for learning.

Teacher Leaders

Create impactful opportunities for educators to grow and solve problems together to boost student engagement.

What our partners say.


I didn’t anticipate that people would be able to handle this level of change so quickly, and that was good learning for me as a leader — we're resilient, and we're capable of a lot more than we give ourselves credit for.

Stacy Thomas, executive director of teaching and learning, Blaine School District, WA

CEL is student-centered with an actionable equity focus. They provide quality professional development for adults, which creates powerful learning experiences for students. Their research ensures students are feeling capable, connected and contributing in their learning environments.

Jose Rivera, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, Grandview School District, WA

When we worked with CEL, they asked questions about what we were working on and then showed the alignment between how they can support us and what we are doing in our system. They served as great thought partners and narrowed our focus to help our leaders be better leaders.

Dr. Deann Collins, director of CARES Act, Early Childhood, and Title I Programs, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD

The principals have been really appreciative of the change in the relationship between the supervisor and the principal. They can see the differences in what happens not only with their learning but in their schools through the inquiry cycle, and we’ve had some really strong positive results in using that cycle.

Karen Kapp, director of staff and leadership development, Greenville County Schools, SC

Let’s bring your vision to life.

We understand: it’s hard for education leaders to keep your everyday practices connected to your ideals.

When you work with CEL, you form communities of leaders as learners and work from strengths. We partner with you to use research-based frameworks to move from your current state toward your vision.

Because your vision — offering school experiences that empower students furthest from justice to fulfill their potential — matters.

Our frameworks are a great place to start.