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John Hannigan

John Hannigan, EdD, is an author and speaker who has served in education for over 20 years as a teacher, instructional coach, principal, and county office leadership coach. His expertise includes RTI at Work™, PLC at Work®, MTSS, PBIS, restorative practices, social-emotional learning, and more.


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John Hannigan

Dr. John Hannigan has served in education for over 20 years as a teacher, instructional coach, principal, and county office leadership coach. John is a sought-after presenter who works with schools and districts throughout North America on designing and implementing systematic multitiered systems of supports for academics and behavior.

During his nine years as principal at Reagan Elementary in the Sanger Unified School District in California, Dr. Hannigan was the leader of a highly effective professional learning community. He and his staff were recognized as a National Model PLC, California State Distinguished School, Gold Ribbon School, and California Honor Roll School. They also received the Title I Academic Achievement Award and earned Platinum status for positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), in addition to being selected as a knowledge-development site for the statewide scaling up of multitiered systems of supports (MTSS).

Dr. Hannigan has written numerous articles and coauthored nine books. He is the cofounder of Hannigan Ed-Equity Group LLC.

Dr. Hannigan holds a doctorate in educational leadership from California State University, Fresno.

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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Presentations by John Hannigan

  • All Means All: Creating Systems of Learning That Support ALL Students
  • Increasing the Complexity of Tasks through a Continuous Improvement Process
  • Using Student Work and Data to Improve Student Outcomes