Jane Ellison

US – Denver, CO

Phone: (303) 475-1201

JANE-Ellison_2012-photoTraining Associate:
Cognitive Coaching Seminars
Adaptive Schools Seminars

Jane Ellison is Executive Co-Director of Thinking Collaborative, the home of the Adaptive Schools Seminars and the Cognitive Coaching Seminars®. She is the former Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Coaching.

Jane was the Director of Elementary Education for Douglas County School District Re.1 from 1988-1998. She was a principal for 15 years — 4 in Douglas County, Colorado and 11 in Tinley Park, Illinois. Her teaching experience is in the primary grades and the graduate college level.

She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and Social Sciences from SMU, an M.Ed. in Elementary Supervision from the University of North Texas, and an Ed.D. in Administration from VPI&SU , Blacksburg, Virginia. ”

Special Qualifications

Jane’s experiences include teaching graduate classes in South America, attending the Principals’ Institutes at Columbia Teachers’ College and Harvard University, and chairing the Board of Directors of the Principal’s Center at the University of Colorado, Denver. ”


Co-author with Carolee Hayes of Cognitive Coaching: Weaving Threads of Learning and Change into the Culture of an Organization and Effective School Leadership: Developing Principals with Cognitive Coaching.