Mary Beck is a veteran school and district leader dedicated to the growth of all members of the learning community. Her experience as a high school English teacher allowed her to develop a strong student- centered instructional philosophy and to inspire students of all academic abilities, interests, and backgrounds. At the district level, she spent several years training and supporting k-12 teacher teams. There, she built meaningful and trusting relationships with multiple stakeholders; inspired adult learners; promoted systemic programs to support student success; and navigated a variety of funding resources. As a successful high school principal and assistant principal, Mary developed systems and structures to ensure a peaceful, globally minded community of learners; found creative solutions to many complex problems faced by today’s students; and remained focused on the unwavering goal that all students will be prepared with the academic, social, and emotional resiliency necessary for postsecondary success. Currently, Mary serves as the Acting Chief of Teaching and Learning for Chicago Public Schools where she supports the development of the instructional core in all k-12 schools, starting with a commitment to High Quality Curriculum (Skyline is currently the district’s culturally responsive, standard based, digital curriculum that is available to all schools). Additionally, she supports the design and implementation of universal teacher professional development; assessment; Multi-Tiered Support Systems (MTSS); arts articulation and integration; student voice and engagement; distributive leadership; summer programs; and grading practices.