Eric Twadell

Eric Twadell

Eric Twadell, PhD, is superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. He has been a social studies teacher, curriculum director, and assistant superintendent for leadership and organizational development.

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Eric Twadell

Eric Twadell, PhD, is superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. He has been a social studies teacher, curriculum director, and assistant superintendent for leadership and organizational development.

Stevenson High School has been described by the United States Department of Education (USDE) as one of the most recognized and celebrated schools in America and is one of only three schools to win the USDE Blue Ribbon Award on four occasions. Stevenson was one of the first comprehensive schools designated a New American High School by USDE as a model of successful school reform and is repeatedly cited as one of America’s top high schools and the “birthplace” of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process.

Dr. Twadell is a coauthor who has also written several professional articles. As a dedicated PLC practitioner, he has worked with state departments of education and local schools and districts nationwide to achieve school improvement and reform. An accessible and articulate authority on PLC concepts, Dr. Twadell brings hands-on experience to his presentations and workshops.

In addition to his teaching and leadership roles, Dr. Twadell has been involved in coaching numerous athletic teams and facilitating outdoor education and adventure travel programs. He is a member of many professional organizations.

Dr. Twadell earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a doctorate in educational leadership and policies studies from Loyola University Chicago.

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Presentation titles by Eric Twadell

  • Leading by Design: An Action Framework for PLC Leaders
  • Strategies for Effectively Leading Districts, Schools, and Teams as PLCs
  • Beyond the Numbers: How to Use Formative Feedback, Formative Assessment, and Standards-Based Grading Practices to Improve Student Learning and Achievement
  • Grading for Learning in a PLC
  • Grading Practices That Work (and Those That Don’t) in a PLC
  • Utilizing Effective Collaborative Teams to Impact Student Learning and Achievement
  • Start Small, Think Big: Initiating and Sustaining Change One Team at a Time
  • Leading a Balanced Assessment System in Your District, School, and Team
  • The Role of the Central Office in Creating and Sustaining PLCs
  • It’s Not All About Test Scores: Social and Emotional Learning in a PLC
  • Instructional Architecture: How to Design Classrooms and Activities to Create an Engaged Learning-Centered Environment for Students