Lyn D. Sharratt University of Toronto, Canada
Consulting Description: DataConsulting Description: Leadership
Lyn Sharratt coordinates the doctoral internship program in Educational Administration for the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Lyn is the former Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Services in the York Region District School Board, a large Canadian school district, where she and her curriculum team analyzed assessment data and developed a comprehensive literacy improvement program which they launched with the cooperation of senior leadership, principals in over 200 schools, and 9,000 teachers. The continuously improving 14 Parameter program resulted in increased achievement for a diverse, multicultural, and multilingual population of over 115,000 students, and the district became the top performing district in Ontario. Lyn has been a curriculum consultant and administrator, and she has also taught all elementary grades and secondary-age students in inner-city and rural settings. Lyn has analyzed and commented on public policy for a provincial trustee organization, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, has taught pre-service education at York University, and led in-service professional learning in a provincial teachers’ union head office. She is lead author, with Michael Fullan, of Realization: The Change Imperative for Increasing District-Wide Reform (Corwin, 2009); Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders do! (Corwin, 2012), and with author/colleague Gale Harild, Good to Great to Innovate: Recalculating the Route to Career Readiness (Corwin, 2015). Currently, Lyn is on the Advisory Board of the International System and School Leadership Programs for the Ontario Principals’ Council, is an Author Consultant for Corwin Publishing and consults internationally, working with states, systems, school districts, administrators, curriculum consultants, and teachers in Australia, Canada, Chile, the United States, the United Kingdom systematically increase all students’ achievement by putting FACES on the data and taking intentional action to move from Good to Great to Innovate. Visit her website at www.lynsharratt.com; join her on Twitter @LynSharratt and participate with tens of thousands in her Educational Leadership Group on LinkedIn.