Rebecca Kockler

Assistant Superintendent of Academics, Louisiana Department of Education

As assistant superintendent of academics at the Louisiana Department of Education, Rebecca Kockler believes that every student in Louisiana is as capable as those in any other state. With a focus on empowering educators, Kockler has created a comprehensive academic support model that provides educators and districts unique resources and support to integrate assessments, curriculum and teacher evaluation. This includes redesigning the statewide assessment system, building a complete English Language Arts curriculum and aligned statewide interim assessment system, implementing a nationally recognized curricular and assessment review process, founding a principal fellowship program, and training a cohort of over 5,000 teacher leaders each quarter. Kockler began her career as a middle school history and science teacher in Newark, New Jersey.  

 Rebecca   Kockler