Lead Improvement Specialist

About Lexine


  • Individual and Team Coaching
  • Education Transformation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Curriculum Design
  • Instructional Practices
  • Data Analysis
  • K-8 All Subjects Instruction & Pedagogy

Lexine Cudjoe is a Lead Improvement Specialist at Ed Direction, working directly with education and district leaders to improve student outcomes. Her work includes implementing change management strategies such as needs assessments and strategic planning to equip and empower stakeholders. Lexine also facilitates intense researched-based coaching, developing leaders in effective coaching practices to build capacity and long-term impact in school districts. As a consultant, she offers a wide spread of services based on request such as job-embedded professional learning and project implementation support. She has supported a range of highly impactful initiatives such as the Resilient School Support Program in Texas and Change Management for Literacy Leaders with the Utah State Board of Education. Prior to joining Ed Direction, Lexine has held several roles aligned with her passion for teacher and leadership development. In her first leadership role as Grade Level Chair and Resident Advisor at Knowledge is Power Program 3D, she was able to motivate her team of teachers to execute new effective practices, such as restorative justice circles that dramatically improved grade-level culture. Such gains led her team towards achieving amongst the highest average state standard test results in the district.

Education & Career Highlights

During Lexine’s principal residency in graduate school, she conducted data-driven school-wide professional developments on family engagement alongside coaching teachers. She launched the school’s first family engagement listening tours where teachers and leaders learned from families to create equitable partnerships. In her next role as an Instructional Design Lead for a district in the suburb of Dallas, Texas, she oversaw English Language Arts K-12. Within this role, she built the instructional capacity of over 100 teachers by co-creating an instructional framework entitled the Collaborative Planning Cycle. She coached Instructional Coaches on best practices to ensure that the training teachers received would continue at a campus level. In her most recent role as Dean of Instruction for a need’s improvement YES Prep secondary campus, she was asked to lead and coach 6-12th Math teachers, assisting each to achieve groundbreaking growth in both years. She introduced Professional Learning Communities to her campus, paving the way for secondary teachers across grade levels to collaborate on unit internalization, TEKS deconstruction, success criteria, aggressive monitoring hacks, and much more.

Lexine earned her Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her focus of study was School Leadership. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Public Health from the University of Southern California.

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