Leigh Sears

Leigh Sears is the proud director of elementary programs for the Gainesville City School System in Gainesville, Georgia.  Leigh has been a leader in education for 23 years.  She has served in elementary and middle school settings as a teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal.  She has also worked with school leaders at all levels regionally.  Leigh is passionate about school improvement as evidenced by her doctoral dissertation related to principal experiences with school improvement under NCLB and now ESSA.

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Leigh Sears

Director of Student Engagement and Intervention

Gainesville City School System

(770) 536-5275


Field Project
A Systemic Approach: Structuring School Improvement to Meet the Needs of Diverse Group of Learners

Project Location
Gainesville, GA


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