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Anthony Muhammad

Anthony Muhammad, PhD, is an author and international thought leader. He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty years where he served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He is recognized as one of the fields leading experts in the areas of school culture and Professional Learning Communities at Work (PLC).

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Watch Anthony Muhammad present on the four critical questions of a PLC.

Anthony Muhammad, PhD, is a much sought-after educational speaker. A practitioner for nearly 20 years, he has served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, and principal, and as a high school principal. His Transforming School Culture approach explores the root causes of staff resistance to change.

Dr. Muhammad’s tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal. His most notable accomplishment came as principal of Levey Middle School in Southfield, Michigan, a National School of Excellence, where student proficiency on state assessments more than doubled in five years. Dr. Muhammad and the staff at Levey used the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process for school improvement, and they have been recognized in several videos and articles as a model high-performing PLC.

As a researcher, Dr. Muhammad has published articles in several publications in both the United States and Canada.

PLC at Work®

PLC at Work® experts have proven success in leading the PLC at Work process in a school or district. Work with them to implement a focus on learning, build a collaborative culture, and create a results orientation that leads to sustained, substantive school improvement.

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Transforming School Culture

Transforming School Culture experts will help you examine the assumptions, beliefs, expectations, and habits that comprise your school’s culture, to ensure a productive and functional environment. Work with our experts to develop the ability to properly respond to challenges and adversity.

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Presentations by Anthony Muhammad

  • The Will to Lead: Working Together to Create a PLC Culture
  • Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change
  • Building Culture, Purpose, and Overcoming Frustration on Your PLC Journey
  • Collaboration Is a Lifestyle, Not a Meeting!
  • Transforming School Culture
  • Building the Foundation of a PLC: First Things First!
  • Bringing the 4 PLC Questions to Life: Systems that Ensure that All Students Learn

“Dr. Muhammad's passion for the subject matter made a tired subject fresh again. I loved his approach—soft-spoken but strong.”

Sandy Wright, principal, St. Catherine of Siena School, California

“Anthony captures critical research about the change process, then applies these concepts to leadership practice in succinct , comprehensible segments with engagement activities to help us practice critical communication processes. This is essential work toward creating and sustaining a culture that supports high-quality instruction and high achievement.”

Penny Weaver, superintendent, Scotts Valley Unified School District, California

“Dr. Muhammad's passion for and knowledge of the topic is incredible, but just as importantly, his presentation was performed so that buying in felt like the only reasonable decision.”

Alyx Brandewie, teacher, Manchester Jr.-Sr. High School, Indiana