Dave Derby

US – Fresno, CA

Phone: 559-259-4104

Training Associate:
Cognitive Coaching Seminars

Program Director, Asst. Professor, Fresno Pacific University 5/08 – Present

Director/Owner, Central Valley Leadership Alliance (CVLA) 7/06 – Present

Director, Regional Leadership Services (RLS) 7/03 – July 2006

Executive Director, San Joaquin Valley School Leadership Center 7/00 – 7/03

Special Qualifications

In the last 30 years my mission has been to facilitate, coach, and support leaders and teacher-leaders in developing school organizational systems that support a culture of teaching and learning resulting in students becoming actively engaged in producing high quality work. In particular, the philosophy that is connected to this mission calls for schools to be places where adults strive together, without regard to position or status, to collaborate on the critical issue, and listen deeply to one another.


• Leading Standards-Based Learning: A Facilitator’s Guide for Understanding and Application – January 3, 2007

• Nine Lessons of School Leadership Teams:
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