Road Map Improvement Collaborative

Road Map Improvement Collaborative

The Road Map Improvement Collaborative (RMIC) serves as a space for collaboration, adaptive leadership, learning, & transformation to actualize, in the words of Renton Superintendent Dr. Damien Pattenaude, "a blood oath of regional commitment" to creating just and humanizing schools, together. 

Our Journey

The launch of the 2020 Road Map Improvement Collaborative (RMIC) occurred during an unprecedented opportunity for transformation. The collision of pivotal events - the 2020 police killings of African Americans, recognizing racism as a public health crisis in King County, and a pandemic that’s magnified long-standing inequities and mandated the redesign of teaching and learning as we know it - offer an opportunity for Road Map districts to further galvanize emotion and action to reimagine systems for students and families furthest from educational justice.

Our Shared Vision & Action Priorities

We analyzed strategic plans and racial equity policies across our seven Road Map districts and developed a shared regional vision organized around six 'buckets' of work:
In early 2021, we collectively identified three shared priorities as Cultivating a Racially Diverse & Thriving Educator Workforce, Elevating Youth of Color Voice & Leadership, and Seeing & Feeling Progress in Our Racial Equity Work.
Later that year, we launched year-long learning & action collaboratives organized around each of the first two priorities. These collaboratives were designed so that teams could pursue share problems of practice through discussion of regional and national bright spots, thought partnership, technical assistance and coaching from regional and national experts. Superintendents assembled cross-system teams to participate in the collaboratives.

RMIC Convenings 2022-2023

Community Conversations

Community Conversations

In 2022, 120 Youth of Color engaged in conversations with other Youth of Color about supporting, retaining, and recruiting Teachers and other Educators of Color. Almost all youth attended middle schools or high schools in South King County school districts. Conversations focused on experiences with Educators of Color, what it looks like to them for Educators of Color to thrive, the importance of having a more diverse educator workforce, and youth's own interests in education and teaching careers. Click on the image to the left to access more information about Community Conversations.


Questions? Contact:

Adam Kay
Collaborative Improvement Networks

Angelica Alvarez
Student, Family & Community Engagement

Brad Brown
Executive Director
Learning, Teaching & Leadership Development