Victoria Brownlee is an educational consultant with Education Resource Group, where she works collaboratively with educators to build instructional capacity. Her passion for education, combined with her widespread knowledge about assessment, curriculum and research based instructional strategies, provides creditable support for teachers, leaders, schools and districts.

Previously, Victoria worked as a teacher, reading specialist and building-level leader. In addition to her direct work with students, Victoria developed and delivered professional development designed to increase student achievement. She has deep knowledge of implementation of balanced literacy, reading & writing across the curriculum, and creating reliable assessments. One of her interests includes utilizing classroom assessments to increase learning.

Victoria holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in reading, both from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She is currently working in build additional expertise in the area of Mindful Learning.

Leading by Learning

When principals and school leaders are the leading learners in the building, school culture transforms. When school leaders understand formative assessment themselves, and when they look at what students are doing in classrooms – not just what teachers are doing – they are able to support the kind of formative assessment that moves student achievement forward. This kind of leadership builds a learning culture in a school and is formative for all the actors: students, teachers, and leaders. This keynote will help participants become leading learners in their own schools.