Rebecca Kockler

Asst Superintendent of Academic Content
Louisiana Department of Education

As Assistant Superintendent of Academics at the Louisiana Department of Education, Rebecca Kockler believes that every student in Louisiana is just as capable as those in any other state. She works to prepare every layer of the public system to deliver on a promise of high expectations. With a focus on empowering local educators, Rebecca has created a comprehensive academic support model that provides teachers, principals, and districts unique resources and direct support to integrate assessments, curriculum, and teacher evaluation. This includes redesigning the state-wide assessment system, building a complete English language arts curriculum and aligned statewide interim assessment system, implementing a nationally recognized curricular and assessment review process, founding an advanced principal fellowship program, and training a cohort of over 5,000 teacher leaders each quarter. Louisiana is the fastest improving state in the country on the ACT and Advanced Placement exams. Rebec

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