Dr. Tesha Ferriby Thomas believes passionately in the power of PLCs, which she has worked to develop in multiple schools as an assistant superintendent, assistant principal, department chairperson, and classroom teacher.
She is coauthor of Amplify Your Impact: Coaching Collaborative Teams in PLCs at Work® and How Schools Thrive: Building a Coaching Culture for Collaborative Teams in PLCs at Work®. She has been a member of the Michigan Learning Forward board and the Michigan Department of Education Surveys of Enacted Curriculum Steering Committee and is a National Writing Project fellow. She also earned a doctor of education degree from the University of Michigan Flint, where she focused her dissertation on the impact of coaching on PLCs.
In addition to presenting and writing, Dr. Thomas is a school-improvement facilitator and language arts consultant at the Macomb Intermediate School District in Macomb County, Michigan. She has worked in this capacity since 2012, supporting struggling districts and school leaders by helping them embed systemic practices that result in improved student achievement. To learn more about Dr. Thomas’s work, follow @tferribythomas on Twitter.
PLC at Work® experts have proven success in leading the PLC at Work process in a school or district. Work with them to implement a focus on learning, build a collaborative culture, and create a results orientation that leads to sustained, substantive school improvement.
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