with Lyn Sharratt


Dr. Lyn Sharratt is a highly accomplished practitioner, researcher, author, and presenter. She graduated with a BA in Social Work from the University of Waterloo, a B. Ed from the University of Western Ontario, an M. Ed from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and a Doctorate from the University of Toronto. Currently, Lyn coordinates the doctoral internship program in the Leadership, Higher and Adult Education department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She has worked in four school districts across Ontario as a school superintendent, superintendent of curriculum and instruction, administrator, curriculum leader, and K–10 and Special Education teacher. Lyn has taught all elementary grades and secondary-aged students in inner-city and rural settings. She has analyzed and commented on public policy for a provincial trustee organization, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association; has taught preservice education at York University and Master’s and Doctoral students at University of Toronto and Nipissing University; and has led in-service professional development in a provincial teachers’ union head office. Lyn is a widely published researcher and author. As well as an author and practitioner working in remote and urban settings worldwide, Lyn is an advisor for International School Leadership with the Ontario Principals’ Council; is an author consultant for Corwin Press; and consults internationally, working with system, school, and teacher leaders at all levels in Australia, Canada, Chile, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She works tirelessly, focusing her time and efforts on increasing each student’s achievement by working alongside leaders and teachers to put FACES on their data, taking intentional action to make equity and excellence a reality for all students. Visit her at; Twitter @LynSharratt; and on LinkedIn where Lyn owns the “Educational Leadership” LinkedIn group made up of 81,000+ members. Search for Lyn’s “Good to Great to Innovate” video on There you will see her speaking in Ontario about the leadership it takes to achieve system and school improvement.

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In an age of increasing measurement and accountability, it is heartening to see that Lyn Sharratt brings intentional CLARITY to the real work of what matters MOST in learning, teaching, and leading – our students! At the same time, Sharratt demonstrates the impact that collaboration has on all levels of learning - teachers, leaders, students and community. Authentic examples from the field provide the reader with what it looks like, sounds like, and feels like to use precision as a tool for improvement. The vignettes, case studies, quotes and examples of practice provide us with a “mental picture” of what is possible in our own contexts when we stay the course and commit to the 14 Parameters. However, this book is more than that, it is a way to challenge and shape our individual and collective dispositions and actions in what matters most in learning, teaching and leading.

Joanne Casey
Educational Consultant, Literary Coach, and Instructional Mentor Queensland, Australia

In education today it is very easy to “muddy the waters” with what are perceived as competing initiatives or new ways forward. In CLARITY, Lyn Sharratt provides the precision, alignment, and direction that are needed to see what really matters in learning, teaching, and leading. It is sure to spark ideas as practitioners put learning into action. Readers will come away with a sense that CLARITY captures a learning journey that comes not just from theory but experience lived.

Gale Harild
Author, Educational Pathway Consultant Ontario, Canada