David LaRose

David LaRose

David LaRose is an education coach and consultant specializing in PLCs, RTI, leadership, and organizational culture. He is former superintendent for Culver City Unified School District in California.

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David LaRose

David LaRose is an education coach and consultant specializing in PLCs, RTI, leadership, and organizational culture. He is former superintendent for Culver City Unified School District in California.

He served as principal and superintendent for South Kitsap Schools in Washington State. Under his leadership, South Kitsap was recognized as a Solution Tree model PLC district, with impressive gains in its most socioeconomically disadvantaged schools.

David was named South Kitsap’s 2012 Man of the Year by the chamber of commerce, received the Kitsap Scouting 2011 Service to Youth Award, and in 2009 received the Washington ASCD Whole Child Award for his systemic and strategic approach to meeting all students’ needs. David serves on the state board of directors for the Washington ASCD and was formerly a board member of the California ASCD.

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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RTI at Work™

RTI at Work experts focus on learning for all students and will empower you to build your own timely, targeted, and systematic intervention program. Work with them to implement a results-driven program that provides targeted instruction at all tiers of intervention.

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Presentation titles by David LaRose

  • Clarity of Purpose and Practice: PLCs at Work
  • PLCEO: Leadership for a Collaborative Culture (for District and Site Leaders)
  • Guiding Coalition: Goals and Roles of School and District Leadership Teams
  • The Fantastic Four of PLCs: Language of a Collaborative Culture
  • Putting the Community in Your Professional Learning Community: When It’s More than Will or Skill
  • PLCs: Purpose, Practice, and People
  • Collective Impact: Success for All Takes Us All
  • Purpose, Practice, People: Building a Foundation for Collaboration

“The most valuable part of the interactive web conference is that even though Mr. Dave LaRose was not present, he still kept us engaged and accountable for participating in group discussion.”

Lisa Fernandez, principal, Madera Unified School District, California

“Dave did an outstanding job in Penncrest for all three days. He is dynamic, witty, and super knowledgeable about systems and motivating staff and administration with the right work. We have PLC leadership teams up and functioning at all six schools because of his leadership and inspiration provided to the new teams. Administration has quickly prioritized goals after his visit to sustain and propel the PLC journey in the right direction. He took current situations and helped the leadership work through issues or frame issues to send us in the right direction. He was very flexible and able to adjust to meet Penncrest needs. Dave was the perfect presenter to help move Penncrest forward in our PLC journey!”

Julie M. Lyon, supervisor of K–12 curriculum and federal programs, Penncrest School District, Pennsylvania

“You should be receiving the overwhelmingly positive evaluations of David … He was a rock star for us! … I'll be requesting him again in the future.”

Terry Brenner, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development, Grand Forks Public Schools, North Dakota

“Your expertise, passion, and vision for the positive impact for PLC is evident and empowering for moving forward.”

Maureen Salmon, instructional coach, Lakeside Elementary School, Texas

“Dave is one of the best presenters CISD has ever had. We always look forward to his workshops—they’re fun, not work!”

Brianna Robben, teacher, Coppell Middle School East, Texas