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Lynn Sawyer is an international educational consultant, presenting workshops and seminars on learning-focused conversations for mentoring and supervision, facilitating collaborative groups, and data-driven dialogue.
In her 35+ years as an educator, Lynn Sawyer has been a high school teacher, curriculum specialist, and professional developer. As an administrator of a regional professional development agency, she trained a staff of professional development providers and conducted workshops and seminars. She led a district wide implementation of a teacher evaluation system based on A Framework for Teaching, (Danielson, 2007 and 2013), focusing on a coaching model to support teacher self-directedness. She has led many districts across the U.S. in creating learning-focused supervision models. Lynn also facilitates groups in reaching consensus, and strategic planning. Her consulting work includes working with international schools in Europe and the Middle East, as well as Canada. Lynn is a Training Associate for: •Thinking Collaborative (Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools) •MiraVia (Mentoring Matters, Data Driven Dialogue, Learning-Focused Supervision) •The Danielson Group
Her publications include: •"Integrating Cognitive Coaching with a Framework for Teaching," a chapter in Cognitive Coaching: Weaving Threads of Learning and Change into the Culture of an Organization, (Christopher-Gordon). •"Revamping a Teacher Evaluation System," Educational Leadership, Feb 2001
Lynn earned her B.A. and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Administration, from the University of Nevada, Reno.