As part of Strategic Partnerships, we are dedicated to supporting our component districts and their schools in creating bi-directional engagement with their major stakeholders: students and their caretakers. We provide training, coaching, consultation, and technical assistance in supporting our schools in setting up student voice opportunities in classroom and school-wide settings, and using Karen Mapp’s Dual Capacity Framework to engage our families in authentic, learning-centered ways.

In addition, we believe building inclusive schools is essential to closing learning gaps, encouraging regular attendance, promoting robust student engagement, and creating healthy, vibrant communities. To do so takes deep learning in equity, courageous conversations on race, class and gender, and strong systems to support the work. Strategic Partnerships is here to help our schools and districts create and strengthen their systems to support this goal, and to provide the training, discussions, and coaching on the learning required to do this work successfully.

Ross Davis

Regional Communities of Practice Facilitator

Ross DavisRoss Davis has been an educator for 23 years. He served as a teacher, instructional coach, and dean of students. He holds certificates in English Language Arts, ESOL, Social Studies, Administration, and Reading Intervention. He has served as the program manager for the Every Day Matters grant for our region over the last two years, and has worked directly with district and building leadership to build systems, interventions and partnerships to increase the number of regular attenders.

This year he has joined the Strategic Partnerships team at LBL ESD, and is currently working to support our schools with a diverse set of initiatives, including: establishing/strengthening student voice and equity, school-family engagement, chronic absenteeism, and restorative practices/trauma-informed practices.