About Us

The Center on Innovation & Improvement supports regional centers in their work with states to provide districts, schools, and families with the opportunity, information, and skills to make wise decisions on behalf of students.

The Center on Innovation & Improvement is administered by the Academic Development Institute in collaboration with its partners, the Temple University Institute for Schools and Society (Philadelphia, PA), Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies at Boise State University (Boise, ID), and Little Planet Learning (Nashville, TN).

Center on Innovation and Improvement Brochure (PDF)

The Center's Personnel

Sam Redding
Center Director
Center on Innovation & Improvement
121 N. Kickapoo Street
Lincoln, IL 62656
217.732.6462, ext. 11

Marilyn Murphy
Communication Director
Center on Innovation and Improvement
Temple University/Ritter Annex, 9th Floor
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Lisa Kinnaman
Director of Improvement Support to States
Center on Innovation & Improvement
BSU Center for School Improvement & Policy
1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725

Thomas Kerins
Program Director
217.732.6462, ext. 20

Pam Sheley
Director of Business & Client Services
217.732.6462 ext. 19

Stephanie Benadict
Client Service Coordinator
217.732.6462 ext. 32

Reatha Owen
SES and Parent Involvement Coordinator
217.732.6462 ext. 17

Bernadette Anderson
Education Options Coordinator
CII's Signature Initiatives


CII's web-based planning and coaching tool for district and school improvement, along with CII-developed training and materials, is now being used in several states, with support from thier regional comprehensive centers.

Strengthening the Statewide Systems of Support

CII's Handbookon Statewide Systems of Support is the manual for states across the country in their work with their regional comprehensive centers to self-assess and improve their systems of support.
Quick Links

State Education Agencies
(State Departments. of Education)

Doing What Works

What Works Clearinghouse
(Scientific evidence of what works in education)

Office of Non-Public Education

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