Megan Tschannen-Moran is a Professor of Educational Leadership at the William & Mary School of Education. Growing out of her fourteen years of experience as the founder and principal of a school serving a primarily low-income and minority student population in a distressed neighborhood of Chicago, she is motivated to work at the intersection of theory and practice so that schools grow in their capacity to serve all students well.
Her research explores those factors that allow for children and adults in schools to thrive. She has investigated the influence of trust, teacher self-efficacy, collective efficacy beliefs, school climate, and teacher professionalism on student learning and well being.
Together with her husband Bob, she has published two books on coaching. Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time (2020, 2nd Ed.) equips those who coach teachers to improve instruction, while Evoking Greatness: Coaching to Bring Out the Best in Educational Leaders (2017) supports those who coach building level and central office leaders. Both present a person-centered, no-fault, strengths-based model for supporting professional learning.