Instructor: Becca Lindahl
Becca Lindahl was a French, English, and Spanish teacher for many years in a Midwest high school in Iowa. She then met a professional goal by becoming a high school principal. Following that, she served as a curriculum director, leading efforts for schools to become standards-driven in teaching and learning. After that position, she became a professional learning & leadership consultant for Heartland Area Education Agency, a mid-level state educational agency in Iowa whose consultants work side-by-side with administrators and teachers on school-improvement efforts. When engaging in school improvement with educators, she works in particular on collaborative teaming within a professional learning community, on authentic intellectual work (AIW), and on standards-based teaching, learning, and sound grading practices.
Along the way, she was able to meet another goal and earned a doctorate in education. In an outside educational consultant capacity, she works with educators across the country to improve results through implementation of sound assessment, grading, and reporting practices.