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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.

Kathy Gross

Kathy Gross is a respected educational leader who loves learning, presenting, facilitating and coaching. Kathy serves as a consultant for Learning Forward and is a Training Associate of Cognitive CoachingSM. She also serves as an Education Ambassador for the non-profit I Pour Life, and is on the Board of Directors for Kagan Charitable Foundation.

During her 28 years of service in Springfield (MO) Public Schools she enjoyed being a Director of Professional Learning, Coordinator of Teacher and Leader Development, coach to teachers new to the career, Principal and Assistant Principal, and teacher. Kathy knew she wanted to be a teacher from the time she was a kindergartner and still believes that teaching is the most important profession. This belief led to the acceptance of additional duties in roles that support and empower teachers and leaders, and to the creation of Engrossed in Service, LLC upon her retirement from public schools.

Kathy graduated from the Learning Forward Academy in 2013. She received her Specialist and M.S. in Educational Administration from Missouri State University and her B.A. in Education from Drury University.



Springfield, MO, USA
Cognitive CoachingSM
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