Great Expectations



A day for leaders across North Texas to learn, connect, and share best practices for transforming schools.


In Dallas-Fort Worth, only 10% of students born into low-income families graduate from college compared to 71% of students born into wealthy families. We believe all kids deserve access to a high-quality education.

Creating and maintaining high expectations for students is foundational to our work and the first step in ensuring a high-quality education for our community's underserved students.

    This FREE event is an unparalleled opportunity to meet like-minded educators in DFW, learn actionable strategies to take back to your campus, and build skills and relationships to support and sustain your work in education.

    At this year's Leading to Impact Summit, you can expect to receive:

    • CONTENT: Learn actionable strategies to implement on your campus.
    • CONNECTIONS: Connect with like-minded educators and build professional relationships to support your work.
    • CHOICE: 15 breakout sessions to choose from in high-leverage content areas to improve your practice (data practices, instructional strategies, school culture, leading effective teams)


    The choice is yours! With three 90-minute breakout rotations and 15 unique sessions designed for teacher leaders, schools leaders, and district leaders, tailor your summit to fit your professional goals.

    2018 Leading to Impact Summit sessions focus on how leaders can create and maintain "great expectations" to accelerate student learning by leveraging:

    • Data Practices
    • Strong Instructional Strategies
    • A Culture of High Expectations
    • Effective Teams

    Want to learn more about this year's speakers and breakout sessions? Click here to check out our Keynote & Session Content page.



    Registration for the 2018 Leading to Impact Summit launches for current Teaching Trust participants and alumni on Monday, November 13th, 2017. Check your email inbox for your unique invitation code!

    Can't find your invite email? Please contact network@teaching trust.org.

    Guest Registration

    Priority registration for Teaching Trust participants and alumni runs from November 13th through December 13th. At the end of the priority registration window, registrants will have the opportunity to invite guests from their campus, pending event capacity.

    Check back in mid-December for a guest registration link!



    The 2018 Leading to Impact Summit will take place from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, TX.

    Click here for more information about the venue.