• For information, please contact: 

    kiraly Lindsay Kiraly, Director of Professional Learning and Coaching
    TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804
    760 Red Oak Lane
    Highland Park, IL  60035
    (847) 831 5100 x2415

  • NSSED Cooperative Wide Professional Learning System



    Empower diverse learners* to collaborate in order to develop equitable and inclusive learning environments, which leads to actions that impact student growth and potential.

    *A Learner is everyone/anyone


    Professional learning is designed to refine and expand knowledge, skills, attitudes, and practices in order to impact student growth through intentional, continuous, and collaborative engagement.


    High Expectations: Ambitious goals lead to powerful actions and outcomes.

    Diversity: Diversity and inclusivity strengthen an organization and improve its decisions and outcomes.

    Impact: Evaluation and reflection strengthen performance and results.

    Collaboration: An organization’s culture and climate build shared responsibility for learning that encourages student growth.

    Shared Leadership/ Expertise: As a cooperative wide community we can solve our most complex problems by tapping internal expertise and knowing when to utilize outside resources.

    Empowerment: Learners develop personalized plans that are relevant and meaningful to support their continuous improvement.


    Learning Communities: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students occurs within learning communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment.

    Leadership: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires skillful leaders who develop capacity, advocate, and create support systems for professional learning.

    Resources: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating resources for educator learning.

    Data: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students uses a variety of sources and types of student, educator, and system data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning.

    Learning Designs: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students integrates theories, research, and models of human learning to achieve its intended outcomes.

    Implementation: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students applies research on change and sustains support for implementation of professional learning for long-term change.

    Outcomes: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students aligns its outcomes with educator performance and student curriculum standards.

    *Adopted from Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning

    Thank you to these dedicated team members from across the cooperative:

    • Amanda Beranek, Professional Learning and Coaching Support Specialist, NSSED
    • Ali Berman, North Shore Academy, NSSED
    • Nicole Burke, North Shore Academy, NSSED
    • Amy Cohan, District Services Coach, NSSED
    • Debbie Doyle, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Design and Innovation, NSSED
    • Bobby Hanson, Highland Park High School, District 113
    • Lindsay Kiraly, Director of Professional Learning and Coaching, NSSED
    • Alesia Margetic, Department Chair of Counseling Services at Highland Park High School, District 113
    • Carol Michels, Director of District Services, NSSED
    • Lauren Randazzo, ELS/SLE, NSSED
    • Tracy Roehrick, Assistant Principal Lake Bluff Elementary School, District 65
    • Lauren Schulman, Director of Student Services, District 30
    • Rachel Pollera, Special Education Teacher, District 30
    • Ivy Sukenik, Principal Sunset Ridge School, District 29
    • Jo Taylor, Assistant Principal Deerfield High School, District 113
    • Andrea Trudeau, Library Information Specialist Shepard Middle School, District 109
    • Amanda Wallis, ELS/SLE, NSSED
    • Amy Zima, Early Childhood, NSSED
    • Tracy Hellner, Parent Facilitator
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