Mary Kay Kollars is an elementary school principal who has worked closely with Dr. Rich McGrath over the past decade and offered these comments: “Analytical, thoughtful and compassionate…these are three words that immediately come to my mind when I think of Dr. Rich McGrath. As an elementary principal I have had the privilege of working with him over the past 10 years. Whenever I have needed advice or guidance regarding strategies, program initiatives that would improve student achievement I would consult with him. He is a great listener who it cares about kids and is passionate about improving student learning and achievement levels. His expertise and background knowledge in the area of reading is extensive. When our building leadership team analyzed student achievement data and had questions regarding the implementation of math or reading initiatives we definitely relied upon his wise advice and knew that we could count on his support.”
About Dr. Rich McGrath and Kaizen Education Leadership
Dr. Rich McGrath (www.drrichmcgrath.com) is an expert in all phases of education, particularly versed in school-wide reform of inner city schools; with experience leading a school of students with over 90% poverty and over 60% English Language Learners. McGrath served as principal for the past decade. He was a reading consultant for Northwest Area Education Agency for five years; a classroom teacher for fifteen years for Sioux City Community Schools, Iowa and Aurora Public Schools, Colorado. A graduate of University of Denver, Colorado, Dr. McGrath studied education then received his Master’s in School Administration from University of Northern Iowa; he earned his doctorate from University of South Dakota in Curriculum and Instruction. School Administrators of Iowa recognized Dr. Richard McGrath as one of the leading elementary school principals in Iowa in 2011. Follow Dr. Rich McGrath on Twitter @drrichmcgrath.
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