Thomas W. Many

Thomas W. Many

Thomas W. Many, EdD, works with teachers, administrators, school boards, parents, and other education stakeholders on organizational leadership, implementation and change, and Professional Learning Communities at Work™ strategies and concepts.

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Thomas W. Many

Thomas W. Many, EdD, works with teachers, administrators, school boards, parents, and other education stakeholders on organizational leadership, implementation and change, and Professional Learning Communities at Work™ strategies and concepts.

Dr. Many’s long and distinguished career includes 20 years of experience as a superintendent. He has also served as a classroom teacher, learning center director, curriculum supervisor, principal, and assistant superintendent.

As former superintendent of Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 in Illinois, Dr. Many used the tenets of the PLC at Work™ process to ensure high levels of learning for all students. He played a key role in preparing elementary and middle grade students for entering Adlai E. Stevenson High School, a nationally recognized PLC. Under Dr. Many’s leadership, student achievement in District 96 improved every year for 12 consecutive years. More than 95 percent of all students now meet or exceed state standards. The district has been especially effective in helping students with special needs improve their academic performance. It has become recognized as one of the premier elementary school districts in the nation. A dedicated PLC practitioner, he is a compelling and sought-after speaker.

Dr. Many has written numerous articles and has coauthored books.

PLC at Work™

Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, Rebecca DuFour, Mike Mattos, Anthony Muhammad, and Tim Brown, the champions of PLC at Work™, are among the foremost authorities on applying PLC principles in the real world of schools. They consult with state departments, professional organizations, and school districts worldwide on strategies for improving schools.

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RTI at Work™

RTI at Work™ experts focus on learning for all students and will empower you to build your own timely, targeted, and systematic intervention program. Work with them to implement a results-driven program that provides targeted instruction at all tiers of intervention.

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Presentation titles by Thomas W. Many

  • Aligning School Districts as PLCs
  • Building High-Performing Collaborative Teams in a PLC
  • An Overview of the PLC at Work™ Process
  • High-Leverage Strategies for Leaders
  • High-Leverage Strategies for Teachers
  • Under Construction: Building Quality Common Assessments
  • Using Protocols to Analyze Data in a PLC
  • Inspiring a Lasting Commitment to Learning

“Tom is an amazing teacher of teachers! The conversations in which our staff has engaged are student- and results-focused with true built-in accountability.”

—Piper Bognar, assistant superintendent, Van Dyke Public Schools, Michigan

“Excellent workshop! Great information was provided, and the content helped provide a look into other grading alternatives and what is really important in a student's grade.”

—Nicole Varone, assistant principal, Barrington High School, Rhode Island

“I enjoyed the real experiences from your past educational settings. Your varied work experience gave you added credibility in my book!”

—Connie Foster, principal/assistant, Carlyle C. Ring Elementary School, New York

“This was the most beneficial workshop I have been to on the PLC process. I think it was because I was ready to move forward and ready to move my staff. Your calm style, stories, and focus greatly influenced me.”

—Phil Cammarata, principal, Persell Middle School, New York