Tammy Heflebower, Ed.D., is the senior scholar at Marzano Research. She is a highly sought-after school leader and consultant with vast experiences in urban, rural, and suburban districts throughout The United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Dr. Heflebower has served as an award-winning classroom teacher, building leader, district leader, regional professional development director, and national and international trainer. She has also been an adjunct professor of curriculum, instruction, and assessment at several universities, and a prominent member and leader of numerous statewide and national educational organizations. She is lead author of an award-winning book titled, A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading, co-author of Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools: The Next Step in PLCs, andTeaching & Assessing 21st Century Skills, as well as contributing author to over a dozen other books and publications. Dr. Heflebower holds a bachelor of arts from Hastings College where she was honored as Outstanding Young Alumna and inducted into the athletic hall of fame. She has a master of arts from UNO, and her educational administrative endorsement and doctorate from UNL.