Joellen Killion champions educator learning as the primary pathway to student success. She serves school systems, schools, regional, state, and national agencies within the U.S. and abroad as a consultant and learning facilitator. She is senior advisor to Learning Forward and formerly was its deputy executive director. Joellen leads, facilitates, and contributes to a number of initiatives related to examining the link between professional development and student learning. She has over 30 years of experience in planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of professional learning at the school, system, state, and international level.
Joellen is a frequent contributor to education publications and the author of multiple books, numerous chapters, and papers on the design, implementation, and evaluation of professional learning, coaching, and teacher leadership. Her particular interests are collaborative learning teams, coaching educator success, evaluation and program audits, standards for professional learning, policy to support professional learning, and comprehensive planning and implementation of high-quality, standards-based, results-focused professional learning. Joellen works with teachers, coaches, teacher leaders, principals, district leaders, education consultants, and education agency staff to support the practices of continuous learning and development for all educators.
The creed Joellen lives by is:
Excellence can be achieved if you . . .
Care more than others think is wise . . .
Risk more than others think is safe . . .
Dream more than others think is practical . . .
Expect more than others think is possible . . .