Center for Innovative Rural Collaborative and Leadership Education (CIRCLE)


CIRCLE is a practice-research partnership that amplifies rural voices, disrupts deficit rural stereotypes through innovative rural leadership training, and disseminates partnership results through practitioner and scholarly journals and joint presentations at annual meetings. It is a national clearinghouse for practice-research partnerships (PRPs), focused specifically on improving the preparation and practice of educational leaders in rural contexts, thereby improving equitable learning outcomes for rural students across the country.

Founding Director

Kristina A. Hesbol, PhD
University of Denver
Morgridge College of Education
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department
1999 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

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