CLC® Leadership Academy
This academy will provide the opportunity for CLC leadership in selected schools to reflect and refine their work through an in-depth review of their current year. This process will result in a professional development plan and strategies to promote adoption of the CLC as they move through the next phase of adoption. School leaders will have access to national leaders to share their knowledge and join in collegial dialogue around first-hand experiences and current research in the CLC, SIM, adolescent literacy, data based decision-making, reading instruction, and school change. Registration for this academy is limited to teachers/schools participating in the VDOE State Personnel Development Grant.
Diane C. Gillam is the Virginia Project Manager at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. In her current position, she is overseeing the implementation of the CLC model in school sites across the commonwealth. This includes responsibility for orchestrating all CLC planning, implementation, and evaluation activities in all target sites.
Ms. Gillam earned a M.Ed. in special education from James Madison University and is also a certified professional developer in the Strategic Instruction Model. Prior to her current position, she provided leadership at the Virginia Department of Education as a specialist in the Office of Special Education Instructional Services, taught in the classroom for 16 years, served as an administrator, and was an educational consultant in a university setting.