Thomas W. Many, EdD, works with teachers, administrators, school boards, parents and other education stakeholders on organisational leadership, implementation and change, and Professional Learning Communities at Work™ strategies and concepts. Dr. Many’s long and distinguished career includes 20 years of experience as a superintendent. He has also served as a classroom teacher, learning centre director, curriculum supervisor, principal and assistant superintendent.
As former superintendent of Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Dr. Many used the tenets of the PLC at Work™ process to ensure high levels of learning for all students. He played a key role in preparing elementary and middle grade students for entering Adlai E. Stevenson High School, a nationally recognised PLC. Under Dr. Many’s leadership, student achievement in District 96 improved every year for 12 consecutive years. More than 95 percent of all students now meet or exceed state standards. The district has been especially effective in helping students with special needs improve their academic performance. It has become recognised as one of the premier elementary school districts in the nation. A dedicated PLC practitioner, he is a compelling and sought-after speaker.
Dr. Many has written numerous articles and has coauthored books.