CEO, One-to-One Institute
Leslie Wilson is a founding member of the One-to-One Institute. She created and implemented the programs and services model based on Michigan’s Freedom to Learn Program. Ms. Wilson directs and manages the Institute's programs and operations while working with a collaborative cadre of state and national service providers. Ms. Wilson ensures hands-on, shoulder-to-shoulder collaboration with each client wherever they are on the continuum of development or implementation. This includes help with planning, design and launch, curriculum and content integration, on-line assessment, leadership, and sustainability. Ms. Wilson and the team offer comprehensive professional development and/or program templates for teachers, administrators and technology personnel to ensure success around the organizations’ project goals.
Ms. Wilson served public education for 31 years in seven school districts. She held positions of executive director of curriculum and instruction, high school principal/assistant principal, special education administrator/teacher, and adventure-based counselor. She was recruited to co-lead Michigan’s one-to-one teaching and learning initiative, Freedom to Learn (FTL), in 2003. As co-chair of the National Steering Committee of One to One Directors, Ms. Wilson facilitates the network and collaboration among one-to-one visionaries. She has extensively authored and presented around 21st century teaching/learning/leadership, one-to-one best practices and research. She serves on national and state committees aimed at transforming the education industry. As an Education Policy/Program Fellow with the Institute for Educational Leadership, Ms. Wilson facilitated the creation of an advanced fellowship program for educational technology leaders in Michigan.
She completed her doctoral coursework in education leadership at the University of Michigan. She holds a master’s in instructional technology from Wayne State University, a special education administrative endorsement from Eastern Michigan University and a bachelor of science in education from the University of Michigan. Leslie was a certified adventure-based counselor through Project Adventure, an offshoot of Outward Bound.