Maquoketa Valley Schools recently learned that the Department of Education accepted the recommendation from the Commission on Educator Leadership and Compensation to approve Maquoketa Valley Community Schools Teacher Leadership and Compensation Plan for the 2015 – 2016 school year.  The grant that we will receive is our effort to tap into the expertise of top teachers in our district to improve classroom instruction and raise student achievement.  Our district will continue to build upon this new system to pave the way for additional support sand greater collaboration for all of our instructors.  The premise of our grant application is to develop an instructional coaching system in which our instructors continue to work together as partners, reflecting, co-creating and bring about change together to improve achievement for ALL of our children.