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engage2learn, a Portfolio Company of Leeds Equity Partners, Announces Acquisition of the Coaching Assessment Effectiveness Suite of ReadyCoach

engage2learn, a Portfolio Company of Leeds Equity Partners, Announces Acquisition of the Coaching Assessment Effectiveness Suite of ReadyCoach


New York, USA – August 29, 2023.  engage2learn (“e2L” or the “Company”) announced today that it has acquired the Coaching Assessment Effectiveness Suite of ReadyCoach (the “Suite”).  The Suite was developed by esteemed professors from Rutgers University and Arizona State University and represents the culmination of 10 years of validated, peer-reviewed academic research that identifies the coaching skills and actions proven to support and retain teachers and accelerate outcomes for students.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


“Schools continue to face declining numbers of teachers to fill critical classroom positions and struggle to retain quality staff,” said Shannon Buerk, Founder and CEO of engage2learn.  “Public education is indebted to Dr. Linda Reddy at Rutgers University and Dr. Alexander Kurz at Arizona State University for this groundbreaking research that finally identifies which specific coaching actions are the key to increased teacher retention and performance.  The Suite’s research-validated coaching effectiveness assessment gives school leaders the assurance that the investment of time and money in coaching will create the desired outcomes.  We are excited to be the engine to help schools put this exciting research into action, thus furthering our commitment to helping public school districts across the country empower all educators.”


“engage2learn was the only coaching organization we found that was already aligned to our research,” said Dr. Linda Reddy, Founder and President of ReadyCoach and the Associate Dean of Research for the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University.  “We know the experts at engage2learn will be able to scale the impact of our validated assessment data insights and provide measurable results for schools.”


The Suite will provide public school educators with expansive coaching analysis tools, including coaching rating scales, coaching interaction style scales, coaching observation records, and coaching performance monitoring rubrics and feedback reports.  Taken together, this Suite will help school leaders and teams enhance the effectiveness of their coaches by aligning their work to the science of coaching and the essential coaching actions proven to improve outcomes for students.


"The addition of ReadyCoach's Suite will strengthen our ability to help school districts enhance student outcomes by improving teacher preparedness and retention,” said Jeffrey T. Leeds, Managing Partner at Leeds Equity Partners.  “The competency-based coaching model that e2L developed and has helped implement nationwide over the past 12 years recognizes that teachers, properly supported by evidence-based and expert coaching, produce better outcomes for students and find greater purpose in their own work.  e2L is thrilled to bring the insights of the Suite to public schools as it continues to pursue its mission of helping make every public school in this country the best school in its community.”


e2L will use the coaching assessment suite as an essential component of the coaching certification process offered as part of the Data-Informed Growth (“DIG”) Coaching Collaborative.  The DIG Coaching Collaborative sets the gold standard for conducting, measuring, and assessing coaching in public schools.  This 12-week program is designed to guide public school districts to connect the science of coaching to educator growth, retention rates, and increased student outcomes.


e2L has also integrated the science of coaching into GroweLab, its all-in-one coaching and talent development software platform, to help public schools track and manage coaching and professional growth.  With GroweLab, public schools are able to put all of their coaching and professional growth data into one integrated platform that both provides actionable data-driven analytics and measures the impact of coaching.


Polsinelli PC served as legal counsel to e2L.


About engage2learn:

engage2learn helps education leaders upskill talent and streamline systems to increase student outcomes and attract and retain teachers.  Our talent development system, built from extensive academic research and coaching practice, connects adult growth data to improved results across the nation.  For more information about engage2learn, visit engage2learn.org or call 1 (833) 325-4769. To learn more, follow engage2learn on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


About ReadyCoach:

ReadyCoach is a research-based online platform that empowers school administrators, coaches, educators, and specialists with innovative technology to maximize student learning and promote successful student behavior.  ReadyCoach is the only platform of its kind using assessment data insights and real-time progress and fidelity monitoring to match the right interventions to student needs in ways that help them thrive.  Professional learning services include synchronous and asynchronous onboarding options and several in-person workshops focused on instructional coaching, MTSS, and school improvement.  ReadyCoach solutions are strength-focused and built upon 10 years of research and 5 large-scale studies.  For additional information on ReadyCoach, see readycoach.net.


About Leeds Equity Partners:

Leeds Equity Partners is a New York-based private equity fund dedicated exclusively to partnering with management teams in the education, training and information services industries (the "Knowledge Industries").  The firm was founded in 1993 and currently manages approximately $4.8 billion of capital across a broad spectrum of companies within the Knowledge Industries.  Leeds Equity seeks to leverage its sector-focused expertise and market insights to create long-term value for its partner companies.  For additional information on Leeds Equity Partners, see http://www.leedsequity.com/.