Alisa Simeral

Veteran educator Alisa Simeral has guided school-based reform efforts as teacher, dean, instructional coach, professional developer, and mentor of coaches. Her focus is in the understanding of what sets apart the excellent from the mediocre, and weaving ‘reflection’ throughout the fabric of all professional growth. If how we think drives what we do, then developing and refining strong habits of thought is at the heart of all capacity-building work, and ultimately, both teacher and student success.

Alisa has turned her commitment to helping schools develop Systems of Reflective practice into a major focus of her research, writing, speaking, and teaching. She is co-author of several best-selling books: Building Teachers Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders; Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom; and The Principal Influence; A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals.