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Cheser selected to join a national network for education visionaries

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Karen Cheser has been named by Transcend – a national organization that works with communities to create and spread excellent, equitable learning environments – to the fifth cohort of its Learner-Centered Leadership Lab.


The LCLL is specifically designed for forward-thinking systems leaders who are committed to putting learners first by shifting their systems from one-size-fits-all experiences that often leave young people disconnected, bored or locked in place, to learning that is relevant, rigorous and affirming. In doing so, these leaders help provide an equal opportunity to every student in a way that is responsive to the demands and opportunities of the 21st century.

Throughout the 10-month program, LCLL participants will work alongside their peers to explore real-life problems that test who they are as learner-centered leaders. As part of the LCLL, participants will have access to a national network of like-minded individuals who are just as passionate about transforming education as they are.