Candi McKay is a national consultant and President of McKay Consulting, LLC, providing consultation, facilitation and training related to improving teacher quality and professional learning to school districts and state service agencies around the country. A frequent national speaker on the topics of instructional leadership, teacher evaluation, professional conversation, and teacher learning, Candi has also provided professional development for the nationally recognized Framework for Teaching for over a decade. She works extensively with school leadership teams to enhance their skills in classroom observation, collegial conversation, and professional learning.
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.
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.
Jan is an educator with over 35 years of experience as a teacher, secondary administrator and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Webster Central School District, Webster, New York. As an Assistant Superintendent, Jan collaboratively supported the implementation of the Framework for Teaching, as well as the Common Core Learning Standards. Jan designs and presents professional learning for teachers and administrators on a variety of topics, including the integration of the Common Core Instruction and teacher effectiveness. Jan has received awards as both teacher and administrator for educational excellence.
Nate' Hall has been an educator for 11 years, earning a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Delaware State University and a Masters of Science in Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University. During her tenure, she has served as a Teacher Development Liaison, Science Department Chair, Professional Learning Communities team leader, and currently serves as the Secondary Science Resource Teacher at the central office level. Nate' serves as an Instructional Mentor where she uses the Framework as a tool for assessing new teacher practice and as a guide for their continued professional growth.
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.