School leaders

Interested in learning more about how Springboard can support your school community? We’re at your service!

School leader resources

All about Springboard

Springboard Programs

Family workshop overview

Teacher Coaching Overview

Why family engagement?

Reading Strategies for Families

Springboard Summer

Springboard Afterschool

Springboard Summer Flyer

Springboard Mission

How does Springboard benefit my school(s)?

Springboard empowers school communities to dramatically improve literacy outcomes by building internal capacity in four ways:

Reading growth

We develop your children as readers by increasing high-quality instruction at home and school in order to help students reach ambitious reading goals.

Parent engagement

We develop your parents as teachers by training and equipping family members to be effective reading coaches, delivering one-on-one literacy support at home.

Teacher coaching

We develop your teachers as instructors through training, Professional Learning Communities, and coaching on data-driven instruction and family engagement.

Leadership development

We develop your leadership pipeline by guiding Site Leaders through a management training program.

Springboard transforms schools from within by helping them harness the potential in parent-teacher collaboration.

How can we start a partnership?

A partnership begins with an agreement to serve 120 students in 8 classrooms at each Summer site and/or 45 students in 3 classrooms at each Afterschool site. Schools select their own students and teachers, and Springboard manages implementation. This combines the capacity-building benefit of a do-it-yourself approach with the convenience and savings of an all-inclusive package.

How do schools finance the partnership?

We work exclusively with resource-constrained schools, which have found myriad ways to resource their Springboard partnership. Schools usually perceive the value and finance the contract across a few key areas: literacy intervention; teacher PD/coaching; out-of-school time; family engagement; and, in some cases, technology. In addition to Title I, Springboard is a close fit for both Title II teacher Professional Development funds and Title III ELL funds. Some schools get creative with their accounting and split the pre-program teacher PD into a different fiscal year than the instructional portion.

Springboard Mission

Let’s start the conversation

Springboard’s Partnerships team is at your service.

Andrew Karas

Executive Director, East Coast

Jeff Feinman

Vice President of Partnerships, West Coast

Bill Clarke

National Growth Officer, All other areas

Luis Bernal

Partnerships Development Director, East Coast

Madhuri Mannava

Partnerships Development Director, West Coast

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