Troy Gobble is principal of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois. He previously served as assistant principal for teaching and learning at Stevenson.
Troy Gobble is principal of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois. He previously served as assistant principal for teaching and learning at Stevenson. Troy taught science for 18 years and served as the science department chair for eight years at Riverside Brookfield High School.
Stevenson has been described by the United States Department of Education as “the most recognized and celebrated school in America” and is one of only three schools to win the USDE National Blue Ribbon Award on four occasions. Stevenson was one of the first comprehensive schools designated a New American High School by the USDE as a model of successful school reform and is repeatedly cited as one of America’s top high schools and the birthplace of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process.
Troy holds a master of science in educational administration from Benedictine University, a master of science in natural sciences (physics) from Eastern Illinois University, and a bachelor’s degree in secondary science education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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.
“This has been the most helpful (practical) PD day I've experienced. Thank you, Troy, for your honesty and adapting your presentation along the way in helping us deal with our specific concerns.”
—Becky Kling, teacher, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools, California
“I really enjoyed this workshop. I thought Troy modeled good teaching practices. The learning cycle and growth mindset discussion was really thought provoking/encouraging/challenging.”
—Kato Smith, Rocklin Academy, California
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