A senior consultant at RBT, Nancy is a leading expert in school data use and professional development. She has worked with schools across the country to develop Data Coaches and high-performing Data Teams and to put research about effective professional development into practice. As former Director of the National Science Foundation-funded Using Data Project, Nancy led the design and implementation of a comprehensive professional development program to improve teaching and learning through collaborative uses of school data. Participating schools significantly increased student achievement, teacher collaboration, and uses of data to improve instruction.
Nancy has authored, co-authored, and edited several books and articles, including bestsellers The Data Coach’s Guide to Improving Learning for All Students: Unleashing the Power of Collaborative Inquiry with K. E. Stiles, S. Mundry, and K. DiRanna (2008) and Using Data to Improve Learning for All: A Collaborative Inquiry Approach (2009). Her most recent book is Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics, 3rd edition(2010) with S. Loucks-Horsley, K. E. Stiles, S. Mundry, and P. W. Hewson. A dynamic and engaging presenter, Nancy is in demand as a motivational keynote speaker and workshop leader. In 2006, she was awarded the Susan Loucks-Horsley Award from the National Staff Development Council in recognition of her significant national contribution to the field of staff development and to the efficacy of educators.