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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.

Michele De Bellis, Ed.D.

Michele De Bellis strives to support the transformation of systems by prioritizing professional learning and development. Central to all of her work is a commitment to support self-directedness. Michele is a certified Training Associate for Thinking Collaborative�providing professional development in Cognitive CoachingSM and Adaptive Schools Seminars. Michele also designs and leads professional development for the Institute for Habits of Mind as the North American Affiliate and Director of Professional Development. She has been a special education teacher, district administrator and most recently Director of a K-16 partnership at the University of Texas at El Paso in literacy, mathematics and science focused on issues of equity and school reform through professional development. These experiences and opportunities reflect Michele�s passion and belief that systems can transform into cohesive and intentional organizations that not only effect students� self-directedness and critical thinking processes, but also the delivery by and sustainability of these attributes through well trained and supported adults.


Cedar Park, TX, USA
Adaptive Schools, Cognitive CoachingSM
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