Scott A. Cunningham

Scott A. Cunningham

Scott A. Cunningham is principal of Orange Middle School (Olentangy Local School District) in Ohio. He has over 23 years of experience in education as a principal, assistant principal, and teacher.

 

Scott A. Cunningham

Scott A. Cunningham is principal of Orange Middle School (Olentangy Local School District) in Ohio. He has over 23 years of experience in education as a principal, assistant principal, and teacher.

As principal of Norton Middle School in Columbus, Ohio, Scott and his team transformed this low-achieving school into a nationally recognized model professional learning community.

With a poverty rate of over 75 percent and a diverse population of students from over 20 different countries, Norton earned an excellent rating from the Ohio Department of Education, making AYP in all areas and demonstrating above-average growth in value-added data (top 15 percent in the state).

He holds a BS in biology from Ohio Northern University and an MEd in curriculum and instruction from Ashland University.

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Presentation titles by Scott A. Cunningham

  • PLC Was the Key: One School's Path to Becoming Excellent
  • Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol in a Professional Learning Community
  • Tenacity in a PLC: How to Promote Grit and Growth Mindset in Teachers and Students
  • Critical Thinking in a PLC: Learn How to Increase Critical Thinking in Your Classroom and School
  • Bloom It Up: Learn Specific Strategies PLCs Use to Extend Student Learning
  • Differentiated Instruction in a PLC: Move Beyond Using Assessments for Grades to Using Assessments to Improve Learning and Teaching
  • RTI in a PLC: Learn How the RTI Process Connects to the PLC Process to Promote Meeting the Needs of All Students
  • Assessments: Learn How Assessments Are Used in a PLC to Tie the 4 Critical Questions Together
  • Assessments: Using Assessments to Plan for Flex Grouping and Differentiated Instruction

“Scott is a rock star. We had a wonderful day of learning with him. He is so engaging and inspiring. He made things practical and personal. My teachers had a workday following our learning day. They spent the entire day in PLCs voluntarily. They took what Scott taught them and began the work the very next day. We are looking forward to having Scott back and hopefully extending our relationship with him over the next few years.”

Dan Evans, principal, Moores Mill Intermediate School, Alabama