Kay Cornell

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Kay Cornell is a senior consultant with Learning Forward. Kay was a high school English and French teacher, crisis counselor, elementary principal and Assistant Superintendent of Instruction. Since leaving the district, she has served in under-performing schools as a Leadership Coach and Intervention Specialist. She facilitates teacher and administrator learning on multiple topics: Balanced Leadership, Cultural Proficiency, Higher Order Thinking Skills, School Improvement, and Learning Walks for Professional Learning and Collaboration. She has assisted several districts in the school improvement process and in raising student achievement.

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Areas of Expertise

Principal Leadership

Develop learning leaders for learning schools.

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School Improvement

Create a culture of collective responsibility in your schools.

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Learning Forward Consulting

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Being able to use results to improve staff performance and student results has been one of the greatest values in assessing our professional learning.

— Dr. Dawn Wilson, Executive Director of Professional Development, Duvall County Public Schools

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