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Paula, President of Just ASK Publications & Professional Development (Just ASK) and an ASK Group Senior Consultant, lives in the Washington, D.C. area. She is the author of multiple books including Why Didn't I Learn This in College?, The 21st Century Mentor's Handbook, Instruction for All Students, Leading the Learning: A Field Guide for Supervision and Evaluation, Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners, and Active Learning and Engagement Strategies. She is a co-author of Creating a Culture for Learning. Paula is also the developer of the New Teacher Professional Development Kit and the Mentoring in the 21st Century® Resource Kit.
Paula's presentations of note include Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners® and Mentoring in the 21st Century® Institutes in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Dallas. She is proud to have been a member of the faculty of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Principals' Center Summer Institutes at UCLA for the past 16 years. Paula has led pre-conferences at Learning Forward's (NSDC) Conferences, ACSA's Annual Conferences and Leadership Summits, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators' Annual Conference, and keynotes at the Dallas Public School Mentoring Symposium, the Virginia Staff Development Council's Annual Conference, and the Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships Leadership Conference hosted by Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Texas. Her work this past year included The International School of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia and Educare, the Singapore Teachers Union, Singapore.
Paula holds a Master of Education with an emphasis on Special Education from the University of North Florida, and has completed post-graduate course work in administration and educational leadership at the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University, and George Mason University. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Oklahoma. She was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Education by MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois, as well as the Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Education by the College of Education at the University of Oklahoma. She has been a history and social studies teacher, a physical education teacher, a kindergarten teacher, a special education teacher, coordinator of special education programs, a school administrator, and professional development specialist in school districts across the country. She can be reached at email@example.com. For more information about Just ASK Publications & Professional Development, visit http://www.justaskpublications.com.