About Us

Mission Statement:

Christel-Clear Learning Innovations (CCLI) primary purpose is to develop educators, parents and students in all core areas of learning through a creative, hands-on approach.  We believe that every person is unique and learns in their own way; therefore educators must be equipped with numerous strategies and tools to reach every learner. Christel-Clear Learning Innovations is committed to offering researched based, high quality professional development to both public and nonpublic educators. Parents are the foundation for every child's learning; therefore Christel-Clear Learning Innovations designs all professional development with additional strategies for parents to utilize with their child at home.


christel reaves bioChristel Leahy-Reaves is the founder of Christel-Clear Learning Innovations (CCLI). She is an energetic educator who is passionate about learning and teaching. Currently, Christel supports 98 schools in the state of Florida by providing high quality professional development in building Professional Learning Communities, developing relationships between the classroom and home environment as well as cultivating data teams to analyze student formative assessments to drive instruction. Christel understands that teachers are the front line for student learning and success; therefore, she provides additional support with both onsite classroom coaching and online Cyber Coaching with Connected Classroom. She keeps professional learning ongoing through Connected Classroom by providing a venue, Teacher Talk, for educators to communicate, receive resources and share successes. As a certified John Maxwell coach, Christel embeds leadership principles with instructional strategies to increase student achievement at the schools she serves. Christel supports administrators and their teacher leaders with annual Leadership Institutes and Mastermind groups.  
      Since 1995, Mrs. Leahy-Reaves has taught at all academic levels. She has utilized those classroom experiences in several leadership positions in order to increase student achievement. As an Instructional Specialist for the School District of Palm Beach County, Christel worked closely with the State Regional Director and the Florida Department of Education in removing low performing Title I schools from Intervene and Correct II status. As a district administrator, Christel has assisted numerous schools in curriculum alignment, data analysis and teacher development. Mrs. Leahy-Reaves has presented to thousands of public and nonpublic school educators from the national to local level. Christel’s dedication to education has led to her being designated as Teacher of the Year (2002) by her peers and nominated for the Dwyer Award for Teaching Excellence in Palm Beach County, Florida. Mrs. Leahy-Reaves was also featured on Taking the Lead, a WPBF Channel 25 News segment about being an innovative teacher and inspiring students to achieve. Christel obtained her master’s degree in Educational Leadership K-12 from Florida Atlantic University. Mrs. Leahy-Reaves also holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York (S.U.N.Y) College at Cortland in Elementary Education and Early Secondary Biology Education. 

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