Customizable Topics Include:

Rigorous Schools and Classrooms: Leading the Way

No matter the issue you are addressing in your school or district, there can be obstacles and challenges.   This session provides a set of practical tools customized to the specific needs of your school or district.  Examples include creating a culture for improvement, building shared ownership, addressing stakeholders’ needs, advocacy, shared accountability, and structures for success.  Audience: School-based Leaders, District Leaders, all grade levels.

Barbara R. Blackburn is a dynamic and inspirational presenter. She bases her presentations on relevant research, best practices, and hands-on-work of current professionals.

--Dr. Mark Dewalt


A Toolkit for Leaders:  Progress for School Reform

Truly making progress in school reform requires a comprehensive approach.  This session guides leaders through strategies that adress each area that impacts progress, using the COMPASS model:


  • C--Culture of your School
  • O--Ownership and Shared Vision
  • M--Managing Data
  • P--Professional Development
  • A--Advocacy
  • S--Shared Accountability
  • S--Structures to Support Success


Customized Strategic Planning, Coaching, and Evaluation Services

Dr. Blackburn and her team also provide customized sessions for leaders.  Beginning with a needs assessment, the team coordinates with you to develop a strategic plan, implementing, monitoring, and adjusting your plan, and recommending future steps. All leadership support options include written recommendations for change.  Additional options include

  • Assessments of Instruction, which can include reviews of assignments and assessments, on-site walkthroughs and observations, or other specialized choices.
  • School Rigor Assessments, which include a comprehensive perspective of strengths and challenges within your schoool.