Professional Development Agent Pete Hall, 12-year veteran school principal on sabbatical, proudly offers professional development experiences, workshops, mentoring support, keynote addresses, and other educational consulting services full-time. After a teaching career that spanned three states and included primary, intermediate, and middle-school positions, Mr. Hall served as principal of Anderson Elementary School in Reno, Nevada. When he took over Anderson Elementary in 2002, it was the only school in Nevada to have failed to make AYP for four consecutive years. Two short years later, it was the only Title I school in the state of Nevada to earn “High Achieving” designation. Subsequently, he served as the principal of Sheridan Elementary, a Title I school in Spokane, which earned accolades from the Washington State Office of the Superintendent for its growth and achievement, and as principal of Shaw Middle, another Title I school in Spokane, which earned recognition for its college & career readiness indicators and growth.
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Randy started a traditional educational career by teaching and coaching for 5 years before moving into secondary administration where he stayed for 9 years. Then his career took a turn and he spent 14 years in private business. For 8 years he traveled the country in sales, marketing and training with school technology while working for Dukane Corporation headquartered in St. Charles, IL. He then joined a small business of selling school furniture in Indiana. Finally, in 2009 Randy returned to school administration.Randy’s educational background includes a B.A. in social studies and secondary education from Oral Roberts University, M.S. in secondary administration from Butler University, and an Ed.S. Degree in school administration and curriculum and instruction from Indiana University.
Derek McCoy has been fortunate in his career to have had some great experiences and made a difference helping kids grow and achieve. He's served urban and rural schools/districts as reading specialist, math teacher, curriculum facilitator, middle and high school assistant principal, middle school principal and director of curriculum and innovation.
Derek McCoy's career goal is to be a part of school/district leading and learning team that will promote innovative and difference-making learning and teaching practices that result in student and teacher growth! Continuing his growth and development is a large part of him diving into his PLN and committing to helping other build their networks. Derek's family, friends and PLN have been instrumental in his success and impact. This includes being honored with such recognitions as a 2014 NASSP Digital Principal and one of 25 NC Educators to Follow on Twitter.
Everything Derek does is about improving learning and teaching, making a difference in his school, district, PLN and [to paraphrase a quote from Gandhi] to be the change he wants to see in the world and education.