Karen Power is a consultant and a former teacher, principal, superintendent, and senior advisor for professional learning and leadership. Karen has implemented the PLC process both as a principal and as a superintendent, and for several years, she has supported collaborative, school improvement work to meet the needs of students. Karen is also the coauthor of Leading With Intention: 8 Areas for Reflection and Planning in Your PLC at Work.
Karen Power is a consultant and a former teacher, principal, superintendent, and senior advisor for professional learning and leadership. Karen has implemented the PLC process both as a principal and as a superintendent, and for several years, she has supported collaborative work in schools to meet the needs of students.
Currently, Karen’s work focuses on school improvement, leadership coaching, and professional learning community implementation, as well as instruction, assessment, and evidence-based decisions for long-term sustainability. Karen leads professional learning on standards-based planning for teachers. She has also developed a passion for formative assessment practices for both classrooms and collaborative teams, working both on site in schools as well as at the district level. She publishes a weekly school improvement blog (karenpower.blog), and she is coauthor of Leading With Intention: 8 Areas for Reflection and Planning in Your PLC at Work (2019).
In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Karen was selected one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Public Sector by the Women’s Executive Network. She also received the national Reader’s Digest Leadership in Education Award and was named one of the Outstanding People in the Atlantic Region by Atlantic Canada’s Progress magazine.
Karen has served on the Greater Moncton United Way Board, Moncton Rotary Board, Horizon Health Network board of directors, and Canadian Education Association board. Karen holds a master’s degree in school administration.
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Presentations by Karen Power
- Continuous School Improvement Through a Professional Learning Community Structure
- Using Standards- and Outcome-Based Planning to Focus Instruction
- Data Rich and Information Poor: Changing the Cycle in Your School
- Assessment as Feedback for Learning
- Using Collaboration to Meet the Needs of Each Student
- Leadership by Example Through the PLC Process
- Speaking With One Voice: District Leadership Through the PLC Process
- Removing Roadblocks in the PLC Process
- Classroom Look-Fors in the PLC Process
- Authentic Team Discussions in Your PLC
“Karen knew how to focus the team on the subject and task. She always had good examples to illustrate what we were working on.”