Kay Psencik is a senior consultant for Learning Forward and served in Texas public schools for more than 30 years. She supports school districts and other educational organizations across the nation in efforts to transform their organizations by facilitating and coaching principals to lead high-performing schools. Kay has supported teaching teams in developing professional learning communities that design common curriculum and instructional practices. She has coached principals in Fort Wayne (Ind.) Community Schools to embed professional learning into the daily lives of all staff and to raise student performance.
Kay’s other area of expertise is leadership development. She served as program designer and lead facilitator of the Twin Tiers Coalition for Learning, Inc.; Principals’ Coalition in Corning, N.Y.; and is the designer and lead facilitator of Learning Forward’s Galveston County Learning Leaders’ initiative. She is the co-author, with Frederick Brown and Stephanie Hirsh, of Becoming a Learning System, as well as the author of The Coach’s Craft.
Areas of Expertise
Develop learning leaders for learning schools.Learn more
Build the capacity of central office leaders to transform your district into a true learning system.Learn more
Instructional Coaches Academy
Empower your coaches and the leaders who support them.Learn more
Publications & Resources
Learn more about Kay's work
The Coach’s Craft: Powerful Practices to Support School Leaders
Explore the foundation of highly effective coaching, attributes of successful coaches, and strategies for coaching.Read more.
Learning Forward webinars
Join authors and leaders in the field of education for webinars on key topics that will prepare you to successfully…Read more.
Becoming A Learning System
This book offers district leaders a framework to guide daily decisions that promote continuous improvement.Read more.
Champions of learning: District leaders build skills to boost educator practice
Fort Wayne (Indiana) Community Schools takes a proactive approach to support educators and increase student outcomes through a focus on…Read more.