Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable and Dynamic (ULEAD) Education


Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable, and Dynamic (ULEAD) Education was created by legislative action on House Bill (H.B.) 408: Public Education Amendments during the 2018 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. Sponsors of the Bill envisioned the creation of a research clearinghouse and development of accessible electronic resources designed to improve practices in the public schools of the state. An emphasis is placed on innovative, effective, and efficient practices that can be shared and replicated in comparable schools. Further, an understanding that these resources need to be dynamic and actionable are at the heart of the ULEAD mission.

ULEAD Implementation Timeline

June 2018
ULEAD Selection Committee Established (completed)

August 2018
ULEAD Director Hired (completed)

August - September 2018
ULEAD Steering Committee Established (in process)

September 2018
Website Links to Existing Resources Added to ULEAD Web Pages (in process)

September - October 2018
Initial List of ULEAD Research Partners and Experts Established

October 2018
ULEAD Steering Committee Meets and Establishes Research Priorities

December 2018
Statewide Publication of ULEAD Priorities, Resources, and Partnerships

January 2019
ULEAD Conference for Identified Stakeholders

Please Help Us Move This Work Forward

If you are aware of innovative, effective, and/or efficient educational practices that should be studied and/or shared with comparable Utah public schools, please e-mail a brief description of that practice along with your contact information to the ULEAD Director.


One of the main goals for the Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable, and Dynamic (ULEAD) Education initiative is to create an online clearinghouse that supports innovative, effective, and/or efficient practices in our public schools. The clearinghouse resources below represent the first known attempt to centralize available information access points to assist teachers, leaders, and policy makers in their search for actionable research to improve teaching and learning. Ultimately, we hope to create a tool that practitioners will use to improve their work with young people while building networks and coalitions that can scale-up best practices statewide.

Clearinghouse Resources

ULEAD Practice Reports

Information coming soon.

ULEAD Research Partners

Information coming soon.

ULEAD Promising Practices

Information coming soon.

Agency Research Websites

Information coming soon.

Utah Priority Practices

Information coming soon.

Leadership Development

Information coming soon.

Utah Higher Education Research Websites

Information coming soon.

Known Ongoing Research in Utah

Information coming soon.

Teacher Networking

Information coming soon.

Non-Profit Research Websites

Information coming soon.

Positive Outliers

Information coming soon.

Commercial Research Websites

Information coming soon.


McKell Withers
Phone: (801) 557-4227 | E-mail