Mary Ann Ranells
Mary Ann Ranells, PhD, has 41 years of experience in public education as a teacher, an elementary principal, and a director of curriculum, assessment, special education, Title I, and other federal programs. Dr. Ranells served as deputy superintendent for the state of Idaho and led the Lakeland Joint School District as superintendent for six years. She has also been an adjunct professor and grant writer and has served in numerous leadership roles for state and national organizations.
Dr. Ranells has extensive knowledge and application of research on standards-based instruction, curriculum alignment, assessment practices, data-driven decision making, intervention strategies, and supervision of learning. She has also worked extensively with high school teachers on integrated project-based learning by designing units with an emphasis on the core standards, critical thinking, and student voice.
Her publications include numerous articles, blog entries, and chapters in books. Dr. Ranells is a four-time recipient of Teacher of the Year awards. She also received the Idaho Association of School Administrators Leadership in Public Education Award twice.
Dr. Ranells has a bachelor of arts from Idaho State University, a master of education from the College of Idaho, and an education specialist and doctor of education in educational administration from the University of Idaho.