School administrators are vital for school and student success. This workshop will help school leaders develop a plan for:
- Examining the problem of practice logic model
- Incorporating leadership rounds to examine quality instruction
- Implementing coaching practices for quality learning
- Using data to advance student achievement
This workshop will include examples of how participants can deepen, extend, and crystallize their understanding of the concepts and practical ideas presented in The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals. Participants may focus on the following topics during the session:
- Planning and preparing for professional development
- Creating innovative and relevant professional development
- Exploring presentation strategies and techniques that can engage an audience of educators Meeting adult learning needs
- Motivating teachers
- Transforming goals into actions
- Implementing sustainable change
Kim Cherry Burnett serves as the Manager of Professional Learning Communities for ASCD. Additionally, she is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Clinical Faculty – Urban Teachers program. She also serves as adjunct faculty at American University teaching elementary math methods. Previously, she served as Deputy Chief of STEM for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) in Washington, DC. Here, she led the school district in all areas of STEM education. She also served as Director of Professional Development at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). In this position, she led the Association’s efforts in providing professional development to teachers of science nationwide. She oversaw several programs in the Professional Development Department which focused mainly on elementary STEM education. Mrs. Burnett also served as the Executive Director of the Mathematics and Science Teachers Institute (MSTI) at Xavier University of Louisiana located in New Orleans. Prior to these administrative positions, Mrs. Burnett taught elementary and middle school grades in Prince George's County Maryland for ten years. She holds a Master of Professional Studies from Cornell University; a Master of Science in mathematics education from Towson University; a Master of Science in science education from Johns Hopkins University; and she earned her Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University in child and family studies with a concentration in child development and a minor in education. Currently, she is in the process of completing her Ph.D. in STEM education from George Mason University in Virginia - focusing on the resiliency of African American women in STEM. Kim has over 20 years of experience; she is passionate about education, and her mission as an educator is to promote academic excellence, enhance educational opportunities, and strengthen equity for all children and families.
Keisha Chandler has more than 25 years of experience in the field of education. She has taught K-12 in urban school districts throughout the United States and currently serves as the Senior Implementation Manager at ASCD. Keisha began her successful education career teaching Kindergarten in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Upon moving back to Pennsylvania, she began teaching English/Communications to students in grades six through nine in Chester, PA. Keisha then transitioned from the classroom and became an Education Researcher with Ceridian, Inc. It was there that Keisha became a specialist in adult education and distance learning programs (a predecessor to online degree programs) that were becoming increasingly popular. She missed the classroom and returned to teaching in Camden, NJ. In Camden, she held many positions, including Reading Specialist, Language Arts teacher, and Literacy Coach. In 2007, Keisha entered the education consultant world. She conducted professional development for teachers and administrators in districts around New Jersey focusing on curriculum and assessments. To expand her business acumen, she worked as a corporate trainer for United Health Group in the insurance industry. However, her love of education brought her full circle back to the educational environment where she once again became an Educational Consultant for SunGard Public Sector, this time traveling across the United States providing professional development and leading seminars in curriculum, assessment, and data analysis. Upon leaving SunGard, Keisha became an Implementation Manager for CORE ECS, an assessment company, where she continued to consult school districts across the United States and the Virgin Islands in the area of formative assessments and Common Core State Standards. She was promoted quickly to Professional Development Manager. In 2013 CORE ECS closed down her division, and Keisha formed her own education consulting and project management firm, Strategies 2 Success, Inc. Keisha’s primary role with S2S, Inc. is a senior project manager; where she was responsible for the large-scale professional development projects with the School District of Philadelphia, Chicago Public Schools, and New York City Department of Education. She was the associate director of leadership at New York City Leadership Academy (NYCLA). She also served as an executive coach with American Reading Company. In 2017, Keisha joined DC Public Schools as an instructional coach. Keisha became a member of Trinity Washington University’s adjunct faculty as an adjunct professor in their School of Education’s graduate teacher education program. She currently teaches Teaching Reading in the Content Area and Literacy Assessment, Teaching Multi-cultural Literature, and Instruction for Early and Emergent Readers. Keisha holds a Master of Science in training and organizational development with a concentration in adult education from St. Joseph’s University and a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Temple University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education from Northeastern University with a concentration in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. Her publications include the article “Beyond the Surface: Examining Leadership’s Role in Collective Efficacy” in the Journal for Research on African-American Women and the Foreword to The Narrow Road: A Guide to Legacy Wealth (Torchlight Publishing, 2015).
Dr. Chandar Lewis believes in hard work and that education is a key that can unlock the door to possibilities. In her role as part of the ASCD Team, she serves as a K-12 Implementation Manager. Her areas of expertise are leadership, teacher preparation, professional development, and literacy instruction. Dr. Lewis is a 23-year educator in both higher education and K-12 education. During her tenure in higher education, she served as the Interim Director of Teacher Education and site coordinator through US PREP. She serves as college professor, has served as an Elementary school administrator, a Literacy Coach and classroom teacher at both secondary and elementary levels. Dr. Lewis continues to teach courses and serves on the national board the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Dr. Lewis’s educational publications include “Black Male Dropout: Racial Disproportional School Discipline Leads to Increased Prison Populations”, “The Effects of Parental Incarceration on Adolescent Children”, “Barriers to Differentiated Instruction: What School Administrators Should Know” and a commentary article entitled “Daring Leadership: Lessons Learned from Transforming Four Colleges of Education.” Dr. Lewis also has been an invited conference presenter at university development seminars, professional development sessions for K-12 administrators and teachers, and has presented research at numerous national research conferences. Dr. Lewis is a graduate of Tougaloo College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Jackson State University with a Master of Science in Elementary Education, and an Educational Specialist and Doctor of Education degrees in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. Dr. Lewis actively serves her community through her work within your church, her sorority Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, the Junior League of Jackson (MS), and the Junior Auxiliary of Clinton (MS). She is a loving wife and mother of three.