Dr. Michele Hayes is the Director of the Kansas Learning Network and is dedicated to supporting schools in implementing Effective Practices resulting in successful outcomes for all learners. She works collaboratively with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) to identify and support Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) schools and districts throughout the state. Dr. Hayes is responsible for providing direct technical assistance to the largest urban Title I districts in Kansas focused on building the professional and organizational capacity of the school and district team members to sustain implementation. These supports come through facilitation, coaching, presenting, and consulting all with the purpose of building the professional and organizational capacity of the school districts served. Michele is focused on bridging the “what” of requirements to the “why” and “how” of implementation.