Making a Difference in Illinois
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Great Lakes West work side by side to ensure that ISBE receives services that are of the highest quality, relevance, and utility to existing state initiatives. In Illinois, Great Lakes West works directly with the state superintendent, Christopher Koch, Ed.D.; and the deputy superintendent, Susie Morrison, to determine plans and prioritize Great Lakes West's work as requested by the state. Great Lakes West works to do the following:
- Systemically identify needs and find solutions for those needs with ISBE.
- Help ISBE gain new knowledge, skills, and competencies.
- Help ISBE identify and develop resources, tools, materials, or processes.
- Support work across ISBE's divisions and with external partners.