Throughout my career I have worked in a variety of school districts, both privileged and impoverished. I have worked with a variety of principals, both new and veteran. What I have learned from these diverse experiences is that there is one constant that is critical to success. In order to improve the lives of young students (especially economically disadvantaged students) an investment must be made in people, not programs. There is no magic school improvement silver bullet, but there are effective processes that when led by skilled leaders and teacher teams can seem like magic.

I spent 25 years as a central office administrator in K-12 schools i have held positions as an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, coordinator of staff development and director of elementary education.
Education
PhD, University of Kansas, Developmental Psychology
MA, University of Kansas, Developmental Psychology
MA, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Learning Disabiliti
BA, Kearney State, Elementary Education and Special Educatio
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
School Improvement
Literacy
System Change
Curriculum Development
Effective Instruction
Personal Interests
Reading
Watching my two sons play LaCrosse