Richard A. DeLorenzo

Richard A. DeLorenzo

Richard A. DeLorenzo is cofounder and consultant for the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC) and an internationally known leader in education and organization restructuring.

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Richard A. DeLorenzo

Richard A. DeLorenzo is cofounder and consultant for the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC) and an internationally known leader in education and organization restructuring. He is best known for his uniquely comprehensive grassroots approach to reinventing school systems. Under Richard's leadership, Alaska's Chugach School District became the first K–12 district in the United States to move from a time-based to a performance-based system in which students must meet performance targets rather than earn credits to graduate. Richard has more than 24 years of experience working with youth at risk and students with disabilities of all ages in a wide variety of settings.

Often described as a visionary, he has the unique ability to involve others in his dreams for advancing the education system. In addition to guiding schools and districts in the United States, Richard has consulted with organizations around the globe. His account of a historically challenged rural district that made remarkable strides in student achievement using the RISC Approach to Schooling became one of the first-ever education recipients of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Richard earned a BA in education and special education from Central Washington University. He received an ME in special education and an educational administration degree from the University of Alaska Juneau. He earned his superintendent credentials from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Presentation titles by Richard A. DeLorenzo

  • Creating High-Performance Systems
  • Quality Tools and Processes to Improve Your School
  • Courage, Passion, Vision: Leading Systemic Change
  • The Crisis in American Schools: Reinventing Our Educational System
  • Creating World-Class Systems
  • How to Create a Shared Vision at the District, School, and Classroom Levels
  • Continuous Improvement
  • 21st-Century Skills: How to Integrate These Into Your Schools
  • Second-Order Change That Is Scalable
  • Reinventing Our Schools
  • How to Create Quality Schools
  • Systemic Leadership for Your School and District
  • Time-to-Performance Schools
  • Tools and Processes to Create a Performance System
  • Performance Pay for Teachers
  • How to Move Schools From Good to Great
  • Learner-Centered Schools
  • How to Move From Teacher-Centered to Learner-Centered
  • Collaboration and Collegiality
  • Balanced Instructional Model
  • Balanced Assessment Approach
  • International Benchmarking
  • Leadership for the 21st Century

 

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Brandi Schaeffer, curriculum content trainer, East Baton Rouge Parish School System, Louisiana

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Juan G. Flores, coordinator, Dallas Independent School District, Texas

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John Stoddard, principal, Rapid Run Middle School, Ohio

“I was very inspired and you captured my attention to learn more!”

Colette Chamulka, teacher, Summitview School, Alberta

“Most inspiring session I have heard in years. The answer to the broken system is here!”

Cheryl Paulsen, teacher, Marshall Elementary Magnet School, Arizona

“I am so ready to make a difference!”

Tammy Somers, principal, Tohatchi Middle School, New Mexico