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Thomas W. Many

Thomas W. Many, EdD, works with teachers, administrators, school boards, parents, and other education stakeholders on organizational leadership, implementation and change, and Professional Learning Communities at Work™ strategies and concepts.

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Thomas W. Many

Thomas W. Many, EdD, works with teachers, administrators, school boards, parents, and other education stakeholders on organizational leadership, implementation and change, and Professional Learning Communities at Work™ strategies and concepts.

Dr. Many’s long and distinguished career includes 20 years of experience as a superintendent. He has also served as a classroom teacher, learning center director, curriculum supervisor, principal, and assistant superintendent.

As former superintendent of Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 in Illinois, Dr. Many used the tenets of the PLC at Work™ process to ensure high levels of learning for all students. He played a key role in preparing elementary and middle grade students for entering Adlai E. Stevenson High School, a nationally recognized PLC. Under Dr. Many’s leadership, student achievement in District 96 improved every year for 12 consecutive years. More than 95 percent of all students now meet or exceed state standards. The district has been especially effective in helping students with special needs improve their academic performance. It has become recognized as one of the premier elementary school districts in the nation. A dedicated PLC practitioner, he is a compelling and sought-after speaker.

Dr. Many has written numerous articles and has coauthored books.


“Tom is an amazing teacher of teachers! The conversations in which our staff has engaged are student- and results-focused with true built-in accountability.”

Piper Bognar, assistant superintendent, Van Dyke Public Schools, Michigan

“Excellent workshop! Great information was provided, and the content helped provide a look into other grading alternatives and what is really important in a student's grade.”

Nicole Varone, assistant principal, Barrington High School, Rhode Island

“I enjoyed the real experiences from your past educational settings. Your varied work experience gave you added credibility in my book!”

Connie Foster, principal/assistant, Carlyle C. Ring Elementary School, New York

“This was the most beneficial workshop I have been to on the PLC process. I think it was because I was ready to move forward and ready to move my staff. Your calm style, stories, and focus greatly influenced me.”

Phil Cammarata, principal, Persell Middle School, New York