Candi McKay is a national consultant and President of McKay Consulting, LLC, providing consultation, facilitation and training related to teacher quality and professional learning to school districts and state service agencies around the country. A frequent national speaker on the topics of teacher evaluation, professional conversation, and teacher learning, Candi has also provided professional development for the nationally recognized Framework for Teaching for over a decade. Candi began her collaboration with Charlotte Danielson in 1999 as a national trainer for the Educational Testing Service, facilitating training programs associated with the Framework for Teaching. During this time, she also served as an adjunct faculty member at Nazareth College of Rochester, New York, where she supervised students in the Master of Science in Education degree program. As an educator and teacher leader, Candi designed and delivered professional development for teachers, participated in curriculum planning and served as a mentor and peer coach.
Candi is the author of You Don't Have to Be Bad to Get Better! A Leader's Guide to Improving Teacher Quality (Corwin, 2013) and co-author of the book, Implementing the Framework for Teaching, An ASCD Action Tool (ASCD, 2009). She also developed the online professional development course, Talk About Teaching, based on Charlotte Danielson's book and available through Corwin and School Improvement Network.
Karyn has been an educator for 30 years serving as a teacher, curriculum consultant, building level administrator and district level administrator. In her most recent role, she directed pre-service teacher placement and development; the New Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program; the Alternative Routes to Licensure Program; and National Board Teacher candidate support in the Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV.
Karyn designs and presents training sessions and workshops on a variety of topics for teachers and administrators. Her areas of expertise include: Teacher Growth and Development, Teacher Evaluation, Professional Coaching and Conversation, Teacher Induction and Mentoring, Teacher Leadership, Strategic Planning, School Governance, School Climate and Culture, and Presentation and Facilitation Skills.
Shirley Hall has 30 years of experience as an educator, serving as elementary teacher, teacher of the blind and visually impaired, elementary principal, and central office administrator. She began using the Framework as an administrator in a large urban district, assuming responsibility for training principals and peer observers. Shirley has since trained on the Framework in the US and abroad. Areas of expertise include: assessment of teacher practice, school leadership and formative assessment of student learning.
Mary Kay Lewis
Mary Kay Lewis is an educational consultant with thirty-five years of experience in education, serving as a teacher, mentor, coach, administrator and director of professional development. During this time, Mary Kay also served as an adjunct faculty member of Saint John Fisher College and Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. As a consultant, Mary Kay facilitates training experiences in a menu of areas that include curriculum and instruction design, gifted and talented advocacy and education, training and development of teacher evaluation systems, and Danielson's Framework for Teaching.
Debbie Tomasetti is currently the Graduate Advocate Initiative Project Manager for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been an educator for 26 years serving as a teacher, curriculum specialist, project facilitator, administrator, and adjunct university professor. Debbie designs and presents a variety of professional learning sessions on a variety of topics for teachers, administrators, and community leaders.
Suzanne Bryant, Ed. D.
Suzanne has more than 25 years of experience in consulting and coaching, and has served in a number of educational leadership positions, including superintendent of schools, director of curriculum and personnel, consulting teacher, classroom teacher, special educator and university graduate school of education faculty. She is licensed as a superintendent of schools, principal, special education director and teacher.
She holds a doctorate in educational leadership, with a dissertation focus on coaching and professional development. Her consulting clients have included numerous school districts throughout the United States and Canada, as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Education ("Distinguished Educator, 2005-2007), the Vermont Department of Education, IBM and the U. S. Navy. She is a trainer for Malcolm Baldrige Quality Continuous Improvement Systems, Danielson's Framework for Teaching™, and Achieve Global Genuine Leadership™ System.
Pam Rosa, Ed. D.
Pam Rosa is an educator with 27 years in a wide range of teaching, mentoring-coaching, and administrative positions. Pam served ten years as an award-winning principal and district-level Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator, five years as a School Improvement Consultant at the state board level, and eight years as a Teacher, Lead Teacher, and Literacy Specialist. Most recently Pam has been the Core Service Director for Effective Professional Practices at a non-profit educational "think tank" focused upon systemic change through shared, collaborative partnerships between union and administrative leadership.
As both an facilitator and practitioner in numerous school districts throughout the United States, Pam has provided extensive educational support to districts and schools in the design, development, and implementation of Framework for Teaching evaluation and professional growth process, SMART Schools tools and process, Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy Framework, New Teacher Mentoring and Induction systems design, and Professional Learning Communities teaming structures. Pam holds a Masters in Educational Administration, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy.
Astrid has 25 years of experience in the field of education. She has served as a classroom teacher, teacher of gifted and talented, instructional facilitator, and building level administrator. Astrid provides professional development for teachers, and administrators on best educational practices.
She has worked for East Ramapo Teachers' Center, Mid-Hudson Teacher Center, and Suffolk's Edge Teacher Center as a presenter and consultant. Astrid was trained in the Framework for Teaching as a teacher in Rockland County and implemented the Framework as an Elementary School Administrator.