Teacher Leadership Professional Development Workshop: Observation & Feedback

This professional development provides school leaders with effective techniques to observe and provide feedback to teachers. In addition, you will have opportunities to practice skills you learn by participating in simulations and self-reflection. This professional development workshop will be presented by Relay Graduate School of Education. Relay’s mission is to teach teachers and school leaders to develop in all students the academic skills and strength of character needed to succeed in college and life. Learn more about Relay at www.relay.edu.


Jesse Rector | Dean of Leadership Programs

As dean of leadership programs at Relay, Jesse Rector manages and implements training for current and aspiring school leaders. In this role, he teaches courses on instructional leadership and serves as an advisor to the participants in our leadership programs. Previously, Rector spent sixteen years in Newark, New Jersey, as a high-performing teacher in both the Newark Public Schools and at North Star Academy Charter School of Newark. During his last six years in Newark, Rector led North Star’s Clinton Hill Middle School. Rector earned an M.A. in organizational leadership from Columbia University and a B.A. from Rutgers University.

Rebecca Good | Dean Fellow

As a Dean Fellow at Relay, Rebecca Good is working to launch a new region in Connecticut. During her fellowship year she provides professional development throughout the state. She began her teaching career in 2003 in Miami, FL.  and was awarded the Teacher of the Year recognition early on in her career. The last nine years have been spent at one of the highest performing middle schools in New Haven, Connecticut, the last six years as Principal.  Rebecca earned an M.A. in Education Leadership from Columbia University, Teachers College and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.


  • Tickets cost $75 per classroom teacher and $160 for other attendees
  • Workshop participants have access to the full day of conference events
  • The workshop has space for a limited number of teachers from each district, so register quickly

What’s Included?

  • Three-hour professional development workshop
  • Two panel discussions
  • Keynote speakers
  • Breakfast, lunch, and cocktail hour
  • Networking opportunities with other teacher leaders from Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, and other districts

how to register