Empowered leaders. Confident learners. Schools that work for all!

Learn how the HIL Team and Partners are using the research-based HIL Model to make fundamental change through our School Renewal Work throughout mid-Michigan!

Read about how our leadership development
program for practicing principals and teacher leaders collaborates with early literacy partners to implement the GELN Literacy Essentials in high poverty Reading
Now Network (RNN) elementary schools.

Read our latest View from the HIL to see how we're working with schools and making a difference in students' learning. 

View Dr. Patricia Reeves recent "Celebration Address" to Cohort B school teams.

Click the interactive map to see where we are working in 75 elementary schools in Cohort A (2017-2020) and an additional 75 schools in Cohort B (2020-2022).


  • every child deserves the best possible start in literacy and learning.


  • to ensure all children are confident readers by the end of elementary school
  • to support all elementary schools in consistent use of high-impact strategies and practices


  • the GELN Literacy Essentials with
  • research-based high impact leadership principles, practices, and process for school renewal


  •  HOPE in a new generation of teachers, leaders, and students that we CAN achieve literacy for all.

“HIL has become the umbrella of our school improvement efforts, with every component fitting into strengthening literacy and instruction in general.”

–HIL Project school leader

Read more participant testimonials!

Partnership is the key to our success!

Featured Partner:

Walkerville School, a HIL Project school in Oceana County, received a $5,000 grant from the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries to support classroom libraries.

Thank you! 

Follow us on Social Media!