The Learning Leadership Network is composed of 10 school districts committed to secondary school transformation to ensure that school systems are creating engaging, equitable, and effective learning experiences for their students.
Dr. Simone Palmer is an associate in the networked improvement science group. She joined the Foundation in 2018 as a networked improvement science fellow. Prior to joining the Foundation, Simone served as the Science and Technology Specialist for the Rhode Island Department of Education. Simone had a career as a pediatrician before entering the field of education. She taught secondary science for 8 years before completing a principal training program through the University of Denver where she also earned a masters in educational leadership. Simone returned to her native Rhode Island to complete an urban turnaround leader program through the New York City Leadership Academy. She then served as STEM director for South Kingstown School District before working at the state level.
Simone holds a bachelors in biology and an M.D. from Brown University.
April 2, 2020
Transforming Educational Systems Toward Continuous Improvement: A Reflection Guide for K–12 Executive Leaders
This Reflection Guide summarizes the findings of a Carnegie Foundation project to understand how executive leaders in education transform their organizations to be capable of producing new levels of system performance through the use of improvement science principles.
August 29, 2023
“I feel good knowing there is a community of folks from around the country who are facing similar problems in their schools. The opportunity to hear their stories and have open dialogue and share resources has been invaluable.” —Northern Humboldt Union High School District Leader In late June, members of…
December 19, 2022
This series of blog posts presents resources for educators from the 2021 Summit on Improvement in Education (and elsewhere). This offering includes the second volume of resources focused on Leadership.
November 17, 2022
Carnegie Learning Leadership Network District Teams See Innovative High School Models in Action in Phoenix Union High School District
In early October, Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) hosted participants of the Carnegie Learning Leadership Network (Carnegie LLN) to reimagine high schools and move beyond time-based models of learning like the Carnegie Unit.