Timothy D. Kanold

Timothy D. Kanold

Timothy D. Kanold, PhD, an award-winning educator, author, and consultant, is former superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, a model professional learning community district in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

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Timothy D. Kanold

Timothy D. Kanold, PhD, is an award-winning educator, author, and consultant. He is former director of mathematics and science and served as superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, a model professional learning community district in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

Dr. Kanold is committed to equity and excellence for students, faculty, and school administrators. He conducts highly motivational professional development leadership seminars worldwide with a focus on turning school vision into realized action that creates greater equity for students through the effective delivery of professional learning communities for faculty and administrators.

He is a past president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and coauthor of several best-selling mathematics textbooks over several decades. He has served on writing commissions for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He has authored numerous articles and chapters on school leadership and development for education publications over the past decade.

Dr. Kanold received the prestigious international 2010 Damen Award for outstanding contributions to the leadership field of education from Loyola University Chicago, 1986 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and 1994 Outstanding Administrator Award (from the Illinois State Board of Education). He serves as an adjunct faculty member for the graduate school at Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Kanold earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in mathematics from Illinois State University. He completed a master’s in educational administration at the University of Illinois and received a doctorate in educational leadership and counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Kanold’s blog, “Turning Vision Into Action,” can be found at tkanold.blogspot.com.

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Presentation titles by Timothy D. Kanold

  • Professional Development as a PLC: Creating Sustainability and Coherence Throughout Your School Organization
  • The Five Disciplines of PLC School Leaders: Turning Vision Into Implemented Action
  • The Five Disciplines of PLC School Leaders: Creating a Fully Engaged High Energy Workforce
  • The Five Disciplines of PLC School Leaders: Creating a Culture of Empowerment Through Service and Sharing
  • The Five Disciplines of PLC School Leaders: Your Leadership Legacy of Inspiration and Positive Influence
  • The Five Disciplines of PLC School Leaders: Becoming Part of the School Leadership Movement
  • The PLC Response to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics: Instruction and Mathematical Practices
  • The PLC Response to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics: The Vision and Expectations for Assessment
  • Creating Effective Transition to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
  • Designing a Sustained, Continuous Improvement Model for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Creating a High-Quality and Dynamic K–12 Mathematics Program Built Upon Highly Effective, Research-Affirmed Lesson Design
  • Formative Assessment in a Summative Assessment World
  • Equity and Becoming a C, I, or A Inequity Eraser