Janet Malone is former director of professional development for the Poway Unified School District in California. With experience as a teacher, principal, and central office administrator, Janet connects with audiences on topics ranging from assessment and effective grading to professional learning communities, team building, and more.
As director of professional development, Janet coordinated a class size reduction initiative in her district that effectively utilized standards-based formative and summative assessments. She also designed and coordinated the implementation of comprehensive staff development for more than 800 K–3 teachers. An expert on PLCs and assessment, Janet has facilitated a range of professional learning opportunities focused on K–12 literacy, balanced assessment, leadership development, and standards-based learning and teaching.
Janet has presented at conferences sponsored by the California School Boards Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Staff Development Council, ETS, and Solution Tree. She has conducted workshops and consultations with school districts throughout North America, and she is a graduate of the National Staff Development Council’s Academy XII.