The Illinois Educator Leadership Institute was held in Bloomington on Aug. 7 and 8. 

Cheryl Watkins, Principal, Pershing West Middle School opened up the Educator Leadership Institute with inspiring words about leadership and an activity. “Cut it in half!”

Breakout work was a big part of the day.

Astrid Schuler, a bilingual Kindergarten teacher from Cicero, shares her passion for students.

Collaboration was evident in every room.

Jason Quiara represented the Joyce Foundation, which sponsored the Educator Leadership Institute.

Audrey Soglin, executive director of the Illinois Education Association, was both a presenter and a participant.

Tim McCollum, Eastern Illinois University, and retired middle school science teacher from Charleston, discusses “what will successful implementation look like.”

Breakout session guiding principles

Breakout leaders reporting out to the whole Educator Leadership Institute.