21CSLA State Center Areas of Work

21CSLA will use a tiered system of support, in alignment with other state-wide initiatives. Eight Areas of Work are organized into three levels as described below.

An overview presentation of the Areas of Work was provided on October 29, 2020. Click here to download the meeting slide deck. You may also view the recorded meeting.


Level 1: Support for All Leaders


Area 1: 21CSLA Collaboration Structure

Create ongoing meeting and work group structures that facilitate the collaborative work of the project.

Area 1 Lead: Dr. Rebecca Cheung

Area 2: Advisory Committee

Create a process for ongoing stakeholder input and engagement.

Area 2 Lead: Dr. Rebecca Cheung

Area 3: Distance and Digital Professional Learning Hub

Create a support hub for all 21CSLA Center activities with priority focus on supporting the development of leading for equity (Areas 4, 5, 6, & 8). Provide prioritized support to RAs upon request.

Area 3 Lead: Dr. Lanette Jimerson

Area 4: 21CSLA Digital Resource Platform

Create a robust web-based environment to provide access to relevant resources, research, and events that are open to all leaders in Title II serving schools and districts.

Area 4 Lead: Dr. Kim Wallace

Area 5: 21CSLA Research

Engage with the research community to develop Research Practice Partnerships that creates a 21CSLA research agenda.

Area 5 Lead: Dr. Moonhawk Kim


Level 2: Communities of Practice and Localized Professional Learning Offerings


Area 6: Communities of Practice (CoP)

Absolute Priority Year 1: Focus on equity and distance learning

Facilitate small, sustained, and role-alike professional learning cohorts grounded in leadership for equity and improvement science.

Area 6 Lead: Dr. Annamarie Francois

Area 7: Localized Professional Learning

Provide additional professional learning, informed by regional needs and local input, that complements and is aligned to the offerings developed by 21CSLA.

Area 7 Lead: Dr. Nancy Parachini


Level 3: Individual Support


Area 8: Leadership Coaching

Provide individualized coaching that is built on relational trust, aligned to the CPSEL, focused on equity-centered problems of practice using continuous improvement principles.

Area 8 Lead: State Coaching Coordinator, TBD