Lead Improvement Specialist

About Leah


  • Special Education
  • Multilingual/English Language Learners
  • Professional Learning
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Teacher Coaching
  • School Improvement

Leah Taubitz is a Lead Improvement Specialist at Ed Direction with 7 years of experience in the education sector. In her current role, she works directly with state, district, and school leaders to improve academic outcomes for multilingual student populations and students with disabilities. Leah is passionate about the power of systems-level change in transforming school communities. Her expertise lies in strategic planning and change management initiatives aligned to evidence-based instructional practices and collaborative data analysis, including facilitation of professional learning, instructional coaching, and refinement of Professional Learning Communities. During her time with Ed Direction, she has supported a range of highly impactful state and district initiatives, most notably Assessment to Achievement Plus, the Resilient Schools Support Program (TX), and Elevate (UT).

Education & Career Highlights

Prior to joining Ed Direction, Leah served as a Teach for America Corps Member, designing and delivering instruction for elementary and middle school students with disabilities as a teacher in a Title I public school in Chicago, Illinois. In her role, she rigorously collected and progress monitored both academic and behavioral data to drive instructional decisions and students’ Individualized Education Plan goals. For her master’s capstone project, she developed and implemented individualized reading curricula to accelerate learning for students performing 5+ years behind grade level standards in reading proficiency, resulting in over one year’s growth for all participating middle school students. Leah’s drive to improve student outcomes for all students, particularly members of marginalized communities, continues to propel her work in public education outside the classroom across the states of UT and TX.

Leah holds a BA in political science from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and an MA in Teaching Exceptional Learners from the Relay Graduate School of Education. She was on the Dean’s List for Academic Honors at the Relay Graduate School of Education for maintaining a grade point average in the top 10% of her class.

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