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Kyle Machen

Kyle Machen, EdD, the principal of Benton Middle School in Louisiana, has been an educator for close to 20 years. Under his leadership, Benton Middle School was recognized as Louisiana’s first Model PLC.

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Kyle Machen

Kyle Machen, EdD, the principal of Benton Middle School in Louisiana, has been an educator for close to 20 years. Under his leadership, Benton Middle School was recognized as Louisiana’s first Model PLC.

As a former high school science teacher, coach, high school assistant principal, and now middle school principal, Dr. Machen works with educators of all grade levels to develop and enhance teacher leadership capacity, collaborative teams, and tiered systems of interventions.

Dr. Machen has twice been named the Bossier Parish Principal of the Year. He has also participated in fellowships with the National Institute for School Leadership and the Louisiana Superintendent’s Academy.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Louisiana Tech University, a master’s degree in education and leadership from the Centenary College of Louisiana, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Louisiana Tech.


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Presentations by Kyle Machen

  • Professional Learning Communities: Laying the Foundation
  • Professional Learning Community Next Steps: What Is Our Reality?
  • What’s Your Compass: Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals
  • Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
  • Building the Dream Team: Effective Teaming