Debra Pickering, PhD, consults with schools and districts nationally and internationally as a senior scholar for Marzano Research Laboratory. Throughout her educational career, Dr. Pickering has gained practical experience as a classroom teacher, building leader and district administrator. For many years, she has used this experience to provide training and support to K–12 teachers and administrators as they seek to continually improve student learning.
In addition to her work with schools, Dr. Pickering has coauthored (with Dr. Robert Marzano) educational books and manuals, including Dimensions of Learning, Classroom Instruction That Works, Classroom Management That Works and Building Academic Vocabulary.
With a combination of theoretical grounding and over three decades of practical experience, Dr. Pickering has worked with educators to translate theory into practice. Her work continues to focus on the study of learning and the development of resources for curriculum, instruction, and assessment to help all educators meet the needs of all students.
Dr. Pickering has a master’s degree in school administration and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis in cognitive psychology.