School and District Improvement

The Utah Educational Policy Center (UEPC) offers comprehensive services to support a systems approach to school and district improvement with the goal of creating equitable and excellent schools. The UEPC strategies are research-based and designed to maximize professional learning for educators and leaders that result in sustainable and scalable improvement to increase both adult and student learning, access and opportunity, and capacity of our clients.


Leadership Academies                
Focus-School Academies                
LIFT (Leadership & Inquiry for Turnaround)
Leadership Coaching                
Professional Learning                
Research on School Improvement
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Bridgeworks School and District Improvement Design

  • Grounded in Systems Theory
  • Research-based and data informed
  • Adult learning centered and need-based
  • Focused on building a learning community
  • Collaboratively planned
  • Job-embedded
  • Scaffolded and sustained
  • Aligned to professional learning, leader, and educator standards


The Bridgeworks team consists of Dr. Andrea Rorrer, Dr. Cori Groth, Dr. Janice Bradley, Lisa Wisham and Bryan Becherini. Our team has extensive professional experience and expertise in teaching and school leadership, regional educational development laboratories, state and federal educational agencies as directors, policy analysts, and evaluators, research and professional development with schools and school districts.

The UEPC has an extensive history of supporting the work of local schools and districts through research and technical assistance that builds confidence and competence through learning, cultivates a professional leader identity, and develops adaptive leaders.