It is well known that informed educators and leaders are the best insurance to ensure class-wide instruction prioritizes essential literacy skills, prevents difficulties, and accelerates learning. The investment in educator’s language and literacy knowledge is a springboard to examining and enhancing curriculum resources and student materials to ensure they are aligned with reading science, prioritize the most essential skills, and reflect the culture and identities of the students and families/caregivers. Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System has begun its journey to provide educators, leaders, and staff high-quality learning in evidence-based reading approaches, instructional methods, and ways to meaningfully embed educational equity to support ALL learners. Opportunities to apply the newly learned literacy approaches and instructional methods in the classroom setting are occurring throughout the school year. Come hear about their successes, multi-year literacy plan, and how all of this folds into their work for the Michigan Comprehensive State Literacy State Development Grant.