Who are we?
Vision: All schools are vibrant, inclusive ecosystems that ensure every student thrives in school, work and life.
Mission: Generation Schools Network co-creates healthy school ecosystems by partnering with educators, students, families and communities to elevate the education experience.
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The Curriculum Team
Meet the Generation Schools Network SEL & CCR experts who researched and developed the curriculum collections and professional development sequences.
Dr. Lisa Leith, Chief of Field Services
Prior to joining GSN, Lisa was a Senior Consultant for the Colorado Department of Education and Vice President of Educator Effectiveness for the School Improvement Network. She is the author of the E-Book Pathways to Common Core Success and the chief architect of the In TASC-based Teacher Effectiveness Framework. Lisa also led the District School Improvement and Quality Assurance process as Director of Accountability and Accreditation for Thompson School District in Loveland, Colorado. Dr. Leith was a national coach for the Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI), supporting 10 innovative educational organizations in all aspects of educational and organizational development. Lisa also served for 7 years with The National Association of Street Schools, first as Principal of the Denver Street School and then as Vice President of School Development for a nation-wide network of more than 50 alternative schools. At GSN, Lisa oversees and drives school improvement work. To ensure relevance to the field, Lisa recently took a sabbatical to spend a year as a second grade teacher.
Jennifer Sees, Senior Director of School Support and Implementation
Jennifer has been in education for 22 years and has an extensive administrative background in educational leadership. She is passionate about curriculum & instruction as well as teacher and principal mentoring and coaching. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Political Science and Public Policy and received her teaching credential from The College of Notre Dame and her MA ED from the University of Phoenix. Prior to her administrative work, she taught math, English, social studies, and business at the secondary level. She holds her K-12 principal credential in Washington, Alaska, and Colorado and has worked as an educational consultant for the Anchorage School District (prioritizing time as the Professional Development Coach for the Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and as a SPED/SLP PD Trainer) as well as the Vancouver School District’s Summer School Administrator where she created a sustainable process by developing and leading the Summer Literacy Academy as a functional learning lab, combining literacy and instruction with research-based materials for 2,000+ K-10 students in need of strategic and intensive intervention. At GSN, Jen has worked to perform Diagnostic Reviews, write and review SEL curriculum to ensure it meets the needs of all learners.
Katie Peyton, Implementation Manager
Katie has been a member of the GSN team since the spring of 2014. Since then, she has supported a school leadership team in both implementing the Generation Schools model and in providing general school support during the school’s first year of operation. She has helped create College and Career and Advocacy Units, conducts assessments of school's use of time and space, and advises on instructional best practices. Previously, she worked as a high school English teacher and administrator for a community school in Cincinnati, Ohio for six years.
Maggie Mather, Americorps VISTA, Content Development Specialist
Maggie is a recent graduate of Occidental College, where she received a degree in Critical Theory and Social Justice. During her time at Occidental, she served as a member of Peer Health Exchange, a national program that trains college students to master a comprehensive health curriculum, which they then teach to first year students in schools in the surrounding area. Maggie brought this experience to inner city Los Angeles and impacted her students’ health and wellness initiatives. She is joining the GSN VISTA team as a Content Development Specialist by supporting the development of our Social Emotional Learning curriculum.