Linda Krystek has been an educator for over 20 years, serving as an elementary teacher, Director of Home Study, and currently the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment (or Director of Innovation in Teaching and Learning) for iLEAD Schools. She holds both a California Multiple-Subject and Administrative Services credential. She is a dedicated, innovative, and results-oriented education professional with proven leadership skills, expertise in curriculum, and a strong commitment to unleashing the potential in each facilitator and learner. A teacher’s teacher, LInda believes firmly that high expectations and building strong relationships among the school’s facilitators, children, parents, and administration is the key to a successful school culture and community that nurtures academic and social-emotional growth for all learners.
Linda has planned and organized conference-style professional development events with differentiated workshops for iLEAD facilitators since 2010. She designed the curriculum and trained staff in iRESPECT, a framework for establishing a classroom culture which promotes mutual respect, cooperation, self-discipline, and personal responsibility. A passionate, lifelong learner, she has shared her educational expertise with iLEAD Schools’ staff by creating and leading professional development workshops in literacy, writers’ workshop, project-based learning, guided math, MAP/NWEA Fusion, Deep Dive into Assessment, Love and Logic school-wide discipline, etc.
Linda supervises the administration and analysis of MAP NWEA assessments, as well as all state and local testing programs within the CMO, including the creation of an annual site-wide assessment calendar. She actively participates in monthly data protocol meetings with site directors and grade level teams to analyze assessment data, determine strengths and obstacles, and set, review, and revise goals to improve student performance.
As Director of Home Study, Linda coordinated, directed, and supervised all aspects of the SCVi program including budgets, personnel, facilities, curriculum, staff development, and development of on-site enrichment classes for 200 students. She developed procedures to implement and ensure compliance with new and established laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for the Independent Home Study program.