Frank DeSensi is the founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Educational Directions, LLC. which consults with schools and school districts in the southeastern and mid-western United States. A retired educator, Frank spent 35 years in a variety of teaching and administrative positions. He taught at the university, college, secondary, and middle-school levels; worked in the central office as a curriculum specialist; and held both principal and assistant principal positions. From 1993 to 1998, Frank served as a Kentucky Distinguished Educator, helping to turn around schools that were labeled in decline or in crisis under the provisions of the Kentucky Education Reform Act. Frank helped develop the STAR training program for new DE's and served as a trainer in the Kentucky Leadership Academy. He jointly holds patents for three data-management systems for schools.
This tool can be used to focus academic leader/teacher end-of-year conferences and teacher professional development planning, or can be used by teachers to begin the rethinking of their program for next year’s students
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