Geri Parscale

Geri Parscale

Geri Parscale spent 28 years in education and has worked as a classroom teacher, principal, professional development director, and finally deputy superintendent of Fort Leavenworth Schools, USD 207. Her mode of operation was always the same: learning for all kids.

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Geri Parscale

Geri Parscale spent 28 years in education and has worked as a classroom teacher, principal, professional development director, and finally deputy superintendent of Fort Leavenworth Schools, USD 207. Her mode of operation was always the same: learning for all kids.

Under Geri’s leadership, schools throughout Fort Leavenworth Schools earned the Kansas Standard of Excellence for several years for student performance in reading, math, writing, social studies, and science at all grade levels. In 2009, the Kansas Department of Education recognized Patton Junior High School for exceeding this standard in all assessed areas of seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade curricula. From 2004 to 2010, student scores on the Kansas state math assessment increased by 10.8 percent and in reading by 18.3 percent. During those years, Fort Leavenworth narrowed the achievement gap of African American students meeting proficient and above in math by 20 percent and in reading by more than 34 percent. Additionally, Fort Leavenworth Schools were recognized by Dr. Richard DuFour as national models of PLCs.

Geri was the 2011 recipient of the M. Claradine Johnson Award, which recognizes a history of work within the school-improvement process; leadership within the school, district, and/or state; innovation; and service to the school, district, and/or state.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Kansas; a master’s degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City; and a specialist in education degree from Pittsburg State University.

Common Core

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Priority Schools in a PLC at Work®

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Presentation titles by Geri Parscale

  • Think Big, Start Small…How to Implement the Four Critical Questions into the Classroom
  • Priority Schools in a PLC at Work
  • Making Your Goals SMART!
  • Tips, Traps, and Trauma: Living as a PLC from a Central Office Perspective
  • Heat your TEAMS with STEAM!
  • Building Leadership Capacity at the Elementary Level
  • Building Consensus and Responding to Resisters
  • Professional Learning Communities: The Road to Success
  • Using Data to Guide Instruction: How?
  • Pyramid Response to Intervention
  • Making Learning Happen: Using Common Assessments

“In a word it was TRANSFORMATIONAL! Geri is a rock star! She was engaging and tailored the training to meet our needs. I will be getting with our principals to go over the training and exit strategy. I cannot say enough about how fantastic Geri was. You could see the teachers making the paradigm shift from teaching to student learning. It was that powerful.”

Bonnie Austin, superintendent, Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools, Arizona

“Thank you for a lively, engaging presentation!”

Katherine Martin, school psychologist, Johnson Elementary School, New Jersey

“Overall, excellent workshop. I walked out the door with usable, relevant, and clear information that can be used immediately.”

Beth Alcamo, teacher, Thomas Paine International Elementary, New Jersey

“Fabulous presentation in style and content. The enthusiasm of the presenter was contagious!”

Donna Brown, speech pathologist, Cleveland School, Massachusetts