Maggie Slye

Maggie Slye
Supporting Consultant

Maggie has devoted her 20+ year career to eliminating opportunity gaps. She is committed to providing every student with an exceptional teacher and every school system with an extraordinary leader. Maggie is a trusted advisor to partners and has extensive experience building and leading large scale leadership development programs.

For the ten years prior to her tenure at ILO Group, Maggie was leading partnerships with state departments of education, school systems, and nonprofits around the country, focused on transforming classroom instruction, building systemic coherence, and increasing leader effectiveness. As the Deputy Chief of Networks at Leading Educators, Maggie scaled the DC Public Schools partnership from a pilot of 28 to 115 schools and designed and led a capacity-building strategy that resulted in the district team fully managing the professional learning system within 3 years. Maggie also envisioned and executed a thought leadership strategy to influence policymakers, funders, and state DOEs to invest in high-quality instructional materials and content-aligned professional learning, resulting in national reports from the Center for American Progress, Learning Forward, and Phi Delta Kappan.

As a system leader in the DC Public Schools, Maggie transformed teacher professional development for 4000 teachers across 115 schools by designing and launching a research-based professional learning system and instructional coaching model, resulting in full implementation in Year 1 and systemic, sustainable improvements in teacher practice and student achievement for over 12 years. Maggie began her career as a second-grade teacher in Compton, California and also worked as a teacher-leader, instructional coach, and school leader.

Maggie earned a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Boston College, and a certificate in school system leadership from Stanford University. Maggie is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.
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