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Areas of Expertise
Mary McDonough, an education consultant and coach who receives accolades for her engaged learning approaches, has worked for more than a decade in urban and rural districts and schools, both nationally and internationally. As an ASCD Faculty member, she provides focused, customized professional development for teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators through workshops, coaching, and online learning experiences. McDonough specializes in building capacity with a focus on mission, trust, efficacy, teaming, supervision, refinement in practice, and learning results. Her areas of expertise include research-based systemic change in standards-based curriculum, instruction, assessment, grading, supervision and evaluation, and leadership. She has also presented at a variety of national conferences and professional development institutes.
McDonough’s career in education includes experience in inner city and rural school districts as a teacher, principal, and administrator. As a school and district administrator, her leadership produced student achievement results that earned state and independent research recognition. Observing and supervising in more than 1,000 classrooms has provided her with practical experience for translating research into practice for student success.
McDonough holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Boston State College.
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