September 11, 2014
Learn how U.S. Grant High School changed from the “dropout factory” to an engine of hope for the students it serves, and how its success can be replicated anywhere.
Rosa Isiah, EdD, is the principal of Smith Elementary School in California. Previously, she served as a teacher, bilingual specialist, language arts specialist, assistant principal, and coordinator of federal and state programs.
Professional Learning Communities School ImprovementNathaniel Provencio is principal of Minnieville Elementary School in Virginia. Under his leadership, Minnieville has been recognized as a Model Professional Learning Community and was the 2019 winner of the prestigious DuFour Award.
Professional Learning Communities School ImprovementJosh McMahon, EdD, is the principal of Morton West High School in Illinois. He has previously served as an assistant principal, activities director, dean of students, and middle school teacher.
Malik Muhammad is a consultant, speaker, and instructional specialist with 20 years of experience in public, charter, private, and homeschool education. He has served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, dean of instruction, and assistant principal.
Professional Learning Communities School Improvement Teams
Dr. Julia “Jai” Wilson is an assistant principal for Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky. She has served as a science teacher and department chair, as well as assistant principal for five different high schools.
Mitzi Hoback has been a professional development consultant and trainer, working with teachers and principals in the areas of instruction, curriculum, assessment, and school improvement. Mitzi has also been a classroom teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels; a lead teacher; and a coordinator of gifted education for a K–12 school district.
Jeanie Iberlin, EdD, associate superintendent of Johnson County School District in Wyoming, leads administrators, instructional facilitators, teachers, and other staff members in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, evaluation, and professional development.
21st Century Skills Brain-Compatible Learning School Improvement Social and Emotional Learning
Michele Rivers Murphy, EdD, is a seasoned consultant, presenter, and educational leader for both regular and special education. A change agent for over two decades, she has helped transform some of the highest-needs districts.
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