RutledgeLee J. Rutledge, Senior Associate, National School Reform, provides technical assistance at district and state levels related to CTAC’s teacher effectiveness and school turnaround work. His areas of expertise include compensation reform, student learning objectives (SLOs), and using data to drive instructional improvements. He works on district-level SLO initiatives in California, Nevada, Ohio, and Texas and helps guide school turnaround efforts in Nebraska, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Mr. Rutledge held leadership positions on the Baltimore Teachers’ Union Executive Board, New Teacher Steering Committee, and Negotiations Team, and was appointed to the Joint Oversight Committee responsible for implementing the landmark performance pay and peer review systems. Mr. Rutledge also taught middle and high school for nine years, and was selected in Baltimore’s first cohort of peer-reviewed model teachers. He was appointed by Gov. O’Malley to the Maryland Council on Educator Effectiveness, which established the new state evaluation model for teachers and principals. He has also previously served as a leader of a School Improvement Team in a turnaround school.