Every team seeking to improve

student learning comes up against hurdles.  

 

With a skillful intentional approach,

all leaders can facilitate 

high-functioning, high-impact teams.

 

 And all schools can become

authentic learning communities.  

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Elisa B. MacDonald, LLC

​With over two decades of combined experience teaching, leading and consulting in schools, I have trained and developed hundreds of team leaders, and the people who support them. 

I view teacher team leaders as powerful change agents for teacher and student learning, and as positive influencers of school culture.  I'd welcome the chance to find out your district's needs, and help your teachers, coaches and administrators skillfully lead the teams they have, and develop into the leaders they want to become.

 Best-selling
Corwin Press book:

Forthcoming
Corwin Press book:

INTENTIONAL
MOVES

How Skillful Team Leaders Impact Learning

ELISA B. MACDONALD

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How we can best support you

Build systems of support for teamS

Strategic planning and development to work with school leaders and their leadership teams to build strong networks and systems of support for teacher leaders and their teams.

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TRAIN TEAM Leaders and those who support them

Courses, workshops and coaching to train and develop teacher team leaders, coaches, and school and district leaders.

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TRANSform 
Teams

Customized retreats and institutes designed to support specific teams who seek to improve how they function together and the impact they have.  

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"Elisa is adept both at delivering
well-designed direct instruction to adults, and also facilitating collegial learning experiences
that draw on the collective skills of a group
... Highly skilled in structuring adult learning to engage educators and help them reflect upon and change their practice, Elisa is the most skilled professional developer that I have worked with in my 20+ educational career."

Toby R., Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education and Special Programs 

"...our network of instructional coaches found Elisa's insights to be right on target and they wanted more.  Elisa tailored each professional learning experience to our specific needs and afterwards, our instructional partners, principals and lead teachers shared that it was exactly what they needed to move forward..."

 

Cathy G., Executive Vice President

Alabama Best Practices Center