District teachers will spend Wednesday, August 23, participating in a professional development event sponsored by Great Prairie Area Education Agency. Teachers will hear Dr. Anthony Muhammad, one of the most sought-after educational consultants in North America. His day-long session, "Transforming School Culture, the Will to Lead," will provide cutting-edge professional development in the areas of school culture and leadership.
Anthony Muhammad currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing professional development to schools all over the world. Dr. Muhammad served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. His tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal.
He is recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and organizational climate. His work has allowed him to work with schools in all 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. "His message supports the district's professional development that will take place on Fridays throughout the year," said Jeff Kirby, Director of Secondary Education.
A best-selling author, his works include: "The Will to Lead and the Skill to Teach"; "Transforming Schools at Every Level" (2011); "Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division" (2009); and a contributing author to the book "The Collaborative Administrator: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community" (2008). He has published 26 articles in education journals and publications in seven different countries.