District Transformation Circle

Networking! Connections! Crowdsourcing! Oh my! Just around the corner is a group of professional peers just like you: those visioning and implementing a first (or second) Master Plan.

This Circle is designed for you, by you. Topics we can explore.

Distributed leadership

Embracing and implementing a K-12 model

Leading innovation during times of change

Transformation sustainability

What's in it for me?

Participants in this Ford NGL U Circle will gain resources, insights, and support that are needed to elevate their work!

Relevant Resources & Material

Access resources, material, and tools designed specifically around your role leading transformation in your district.


Lean into this Circle and get the support and advice just-in-the-time frame you need it. One of the functions of this Circle is that members provide intentional feedback that helps you find solutions to your challenges.

Leadership Development

You have a unique role! This Circle allows you to hone your leadership skills to lead transformation in your district.

Professional Network

Convene with practitioners and friends from across the globe who share similar roles to you. Lean-in together, learn together, and grow together.

Create Lasting Connections

Although Circle members are spread out across the globe, the frequent connective opportunities give you the opportunity to meet others who play similar roles and to discuss approaches to solving common challenges.

None of us operates as an island and no one needs to recreate the wheel!

You could have an impact on creating solutions to strengthen community-connected learning for all your students, teachers, and business partners for your building. Solutions to your biggest challenges may already exist within this Ford NGL U Circle.

Meet Your Facilitators

Beth Grzelak

Ford NGL Coach


Lisa Oleski

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction for the Academies of Center Line

The Ford NGL Connectors Circle will meet regularly on Wednesdays from 12 pm-1 pm ET on the following dates:

SEP 14, 2022

NOV 16, 2022

JAN 18, 2023

MAR 15, 2023

MAY 17, 2023

Register Today to join the Ford NGL Circle for District Transformation Leads

Thank you for your interest in Ford NGL U’s Circles. As a reminder these circles will be free and open to Phase 4 & 5 communities.

Still have questions?

Email us at TheU@fordngl.com

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