Janel Keating

Janel Keating

Janel Keating is superintendent of the White River School District in the state of Washington. She is a former elementary and middle school teacher, elementary principal, director of student learning, and deputy superintendent.

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Janel Keating

Janel Keating is superintendent of the White River School District in the state of Washington. An accomplished educator with more than 25 years of experience, she is a former elementary and middle school teacher, elementary principal, director of student learning, and deputy superintendent. For eight years, Janel was principal of Mountain Meadow Elementary School. During her time there, Mountain Meadow was recognized as one of the highest academically performing elementary schools in the state.

Janel has been named Principal of the Year in Pierce County, Washington, and was a recipient of the 2013 Carroll College 2013 Alumni Academic Achievement Award. An author, Janel has written books and numerous articles on leadership and school improvement. She coauthored (with Robert Eaker) the lead chapter in the 2012 Yearbook of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

She presents at state and national events, and for the past several years has consulted monthly with nearly 250 schools and school districts. Janel is past president of the Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

She earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Idaho and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Carroll College in Montana. Janel received a superintendent’s certificate from Seattle Pacific University.

 

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Presentation titles by Janel Keating

  • What Is the Work of Teams in a Professional Learning Community at Work®?
  • Are the Kids Learning, and How Do We Know?
  • Women in Leadership
  • Work-Life Balance—Easy to Talk About, More Difficult to Achieve
  • The Role of the Principal in a Professional Learning Community at Work®
  • The Role of the District Office in a Professional Learning Community at Work®
  • Building Shared Knowledge with a School Board in a Professional Learning Community at Work®
  • From the Boardroom to the Classroom—Aligning the Work of Teams in a Professional Learning Community at Work®
  • This Is Where It All Fits! From Standards to Assessments—Unit by Unit
  • Bumps and Dangerous Detours along the Way while Doing the Work of a Professional Learning Community at Work®
  • Loose Tight in a Professional Learning Community at Work®
  • Stomping Out PLC Lite
  • Singletons in a Professional Learning Community at Work®
  • Creating a District Plan to Do the Work of a Professional Learning Community at Work®

“Janel was very knowledgeable and passionate about PLC. She really makes it possible to go back and implement many of these strategies to get more kids to learn more.”

Nancy Packovski, teacher, Meister Elementary School, Indiana

“This was so motivating. Just what our district needed to begin a plan that will reform us on student learning.”

Julie Eastman, principal, Washington Elementary School, California