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Training Associates

Adaptive Schools & Cognitive Coaching SM


A global community of collaborators, mediators of thinking, inquirers, and leaders committed to providing rich  learning experiences for all participants.

Carolee Hayes

Carolee Hayes is a founding director and owner of Thinking Collaborative. She retired as director in 2019, and still conducts seminars in her home state of Colorado. She is the also the former Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Coaching.

Her career includes 9 years as Director of Professional Development for Douglas County School District Re.1, in Colorado, where she developed and directed one of the first building-based instructional coaching programs in the US. She taught middle and high school in Jefferson County, Colorado and worked in professional development in that district.

Cognitive Coaching, Third Edition
Cognitive Coaching: Weaving Threads of Learning and Change into the Culture of an Organization
Effective School Leadership: Developing Principals through Cognitive Coaching



Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
Adaptive Schools, Cognitive Coaching℠
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