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NESA Fall Leadership Conference 2019

Carolyn McKanders & Ochan Powell

Carolyn McKanders

Director Emeritus

Thinking Collaborative

CAROLYN McKANDERS is Director Emeritus for Thinking Collaborative, the home of the Adaptive Schools Seminars and Cognitive Coaching Seminars®. As an educational consultant, she specializes in individual, group and organization development. Her passion is promoting quality human relationships through communication, collaboration and leadership-skills development.

Ms McKanders’ background includes 28 years in the Detroit Public Schools as a teacher, counselor, program administrator, and staff-development specialist. Presently, she presents seminars internationally on developing Adaptive Schools and Organizations, Cognitive CoachingSM, enhancing presentation effectiveness, meeting facilitation skills, and harvesting the resources of diversity in human systems.

Ochan Powell

Executive Director

Education Across Frontiers

OCHAN POWELL is the Executive Director of Education Across Frontiers and a founding member of the Design Team for Next Frontier Inclusion. An Associate Trainer for Adaptive Schools and Cognitive Coaching, much of her work focuses on the development of inclusive school cultures through collaboration and coaching. Dr Powell is the product of international schools and continues to consult with them.

She is co-author of several books, including Teacher Self-Supervision: Why Teacher Evaluation Has Failed and What We Can Do About It (2015); The OIQ Factor: Raising Your School’s Organizational Intelligence (2013); Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher (2010); and How to Teach Now: Five Keys to Personalized Learning in the Global Classroom (2011).

She received her doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University.